Humanitarian Assistance for Asylum Seekers

Together we work to help asylum seekers who find themselves in Brownsville, Texas and at the Brownsville/Matamoros international bridges.

Team Brownsville was founded in July 2018, by a small group of like minded educator volunteers. Since that time, our membership and our mission has expanded with the help of volunteers and donors from around the globe.

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Team Brownsville volunteers help families and individuals legally seeking asylum in the United States. 

The team adapts to the conditions on the ground and has offered a variety of programs in the last two years to assist asylum seekers.

We provide food, water, shelter, and basic necessities. We sponsor an "Escuelita de la banqueta" program for school aged children, and we support a variety of legal, medical, and other services for this vulnerable population.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic most of our programs have changed from being delivered by volunteers to being supported by donations and delivered by local suppliers in Matamoros. 


Corona Virus Update (COVID-19)

We are not currently seeking volunteers. COVID-19 precautions make most of our programs off-limits to volunteers for the time-being. Please consider channeling your volunteer spirit toward donations if you can. 

Providing a basic breakfast to families living outdoors the Gateway International Bridge

Team Brownsville partners with asylum seekers who live in the Matamoros encampment to provide food staples and other basic supplies so that families can feed their children, protect them from mosquitos, and have a dry place to sleep. 

facilitates “La Escuelita en la Banqueta”
which provides classes for children
awaiting asylum in Matamoros

When asylum seekers are released from detention at the bus station, in Brownsville, our team greets them with a smile and whatever assistance they need to get to their destinations

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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain


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