Sarah Jackson joins the podcast to discuss her work with Casa de Paz Colorado.
Several years ago, Sarah Jackson went on a trip to the US/Mexico border with a humanitarian aid organization working on immigration issues. She spoke with people who had been deported. She learned about people’s reasons for migrating, and the dangers they face in doing so. She saw first-hand families being separated.
Then she returned to Colorado and couldn’t go return to her normal life after this experience. She decided to do something about it because she believes families should be together. She opened Casa de Paz, a hospitality home which offers free housing and support for families and individuals affected by immigrant detention.
To keep the doors of the Casa open, Sarah started a volleyball league, Volleyball Internacional. All the profit from the volleyball league is donated to Casa de Paz. They use the money to pay for the rent, utilities, food, transportation, etc.
Sarah’s hope and prayer is to help end the isolating experience of immigrant detention, one simple act of love at a time.