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May 10, 2019

We are on a Mission...

to provide 50,000 bed nights to asylum seekers by the end of the year!

Welcome to GateWAY 

Dr. Bill Jenkins, Executive Director

This is the first edition of the Safe Harbors Network GateWAY Newsletter. We chose that name to honor the GateWAY Loft at...

January 8, 2019

(San Diego) As a faith leader who has worked with almost 7,000 immigrants and asylum seekers for over a decade, ministering on the border next of the busiest land port of entry, and at the epicenter of the second migration wave in the last three years, I would like to...

October 14, 2018

Four precious children at the border who were not separated from their parents because Safe Harbors Network in San Diego is increasing capacity to shelter immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. (Photo: Kathryn LaPointe)

Church finds new life as immigrant welcoming cen...

August 5, 2018

(San Diego) In preparation for speaking at First United Methodist in Costa Mesa this Sunday, August 12, I talked with David Trotter who will conduct the service in an interview format. It is part of a five-week series, while Pastor Sarah Heath is on spiritual renewal,...

July 16, 2018

A few of the children who call Christ Ministry Center's Safe Harbor Loft home.

The contrast could not have been more powerful.

While 2300 children (or is it really 3300, our government doesn’t know) have been taken from the arms of their parents, the world was captivated...

June 19, 2018

I rejoice that these three newborn immigrant babies are with their mothers in our GateWAY Loft (Safe Harbor Immigrant Welcome Shelter). Thank you all who support us to make this possible.

(San Diego) Dr. Ann Nesbit, PhD, LFT, a retired family and child psychologist (who...

June 2, 2018

The images of immigrant and refugee parents and children in this newsletter are from our GateWAY Loft shelter. These are real people, not “stock photos”.
(Thanks, Keoni Cabral for taking many of these images.)

I must speak out, for the children cannot.

I’m damned...

March 24, 2018

On that Easter morning 2000 year ago, an angel startled the women who had come to Jesus’ tomb to grieve. “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come a...

March 8, 2017

There were many lessons learned in our experience with over 5,000 Haitian refugees who came through our doors between late May 2016 and today. We averaged 33 new arrivals every day, seven days a week for five months! Christ Ministry Center became a virtual Refugee Camp...

February 8, 2017

(San Diego) WHY? That’s a simple question someone asked in response to my trip to Oakland on Monday. Why would I take the time and effort to attend a state-wide gathering of individuals and organizations committed to insuring the health and well-being of refugees and i...

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