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Thank You for Being Part of Our Girasol Community!

It has been a long year with many challenges. As I reflect back, however, what surfaces for me is gratitude. Gratitude for everyone who has reached out and joined our efforts to center mental health and immigrant justice. Launching Girasol Online in April was both challenging and exciting, and I have been overjoyed with the positive response to our work in these virtual spaces.

I have been inspired by our amazing Mental Health Collaborative members who have written crucial letters of support for immigration cases. I was energized by the liberatory ideas and conversations sparked at our Immigration Dialogues. I have been so appreciative to work with a team that truly values compassion, taking time to rest, and being fully human in this work. We strive to center caring and community in everything we do, and I hope you know that I'm so glad you're a part of our Girasol community.

This year has been one of growth for our program. In terms of this newsletter, we now have Girasol subscribers in 27 U.S. states and 5 other countries (Canada, El Salvador, Mexico, Spain, and the U.K.). In fact, our newsletter subscribers have grown by a total of 503% in just twelve months!
Girasol's newsletter growth in 2020
As we close out the year, I'd like to introduce Girasol's first report on our work. We’ve compiled some of our accomplishments and highlights from our first two years of programming, much of which could not be at all possible without our generous donors and funders and the valuable time of our program volunteers. We’ve also started planning for what we want to accomplish in the upcoming years as a part of this report. We are so grateful for your contributions, both in donations and time, and encourage you to continue sharing what you love about our work with your friends, families, and communities! 

As I look to 2021, I am mindful of our need to heal, process, and integrate the challenges we have faced. While I am excited to continue and expand our work, I hope that we all can prioritize and center our individual and collective healing as well. I hope you have an opportunity to ground, center, and find moments of joy. I look forward to seeing you (virtually) in the new year and continuing this important work to support the wellbeing of all immigrant families! 

Warm regards,

Ana Hernández
Girasol Program Coordinator
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Introducing Girasol's 2 Year Report

Girasol's 2 Year Report

Reflecting on the first two years with Girasol

Girasol was launched in September of 2018 as a culmination of over two years of volunteer work with immigrants in detention and training for the professionals who serve them. In this two year report, you'll learn more about what we have accomplished and what is on the horizon as we continue to work at the intersection of immigration and mental health.

Read the Report Here

Thank You To Those Who Have Supported Our Work!

Your contributions are critical to the success of our program. When you donate to Girasol Texas, you are committing to supporting justice and well-being for our immigrant communities. Thank you to the following individual donors and partnering organizations for supporting our mission!

Dean Luis Zayas
Robert Margolin
Sherika Wilson
Anya Tyson
Daniel Hogan
Julie A. Macrae
Kathleen Wendland
Margaret Everhart
Kaitlyn C. Doerge
St. David's

Lynn Panepinto
Beth Bartolin
Macrae & Eric Broadbent
Rebecca Spiegel
Samantha Labue
Tucker Eason
Macy Margolin
Jo Marie Hogan
Polly C. Sinclair
City of Austin Equity Fund
Vera Institute of Justice

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