Rosa and family outside

Sanctuary Training

February 12, 2020
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


  • Chalice House Main Room
Sanctuary Team

Part of the mission and ministry of Cedar Lane UU Church is providing the opportunity for physical sanctuary for a threatened immigrant. As you know, Rosa Gutierrez Lopez has resided with us since December 10, 2018. During that time we have been providing security, hospitality and comfort for her and her family. It takes 275 slots filled monthly with regional volunteers in order to make this happen.

New volunteers are always needed to sustain our efforts. There are opportunities for many different types of participation. Our greatest needs are for volunteers to serve as daytime and night-time companions, interpreters/translators, and to assist with meals/errands, and children's transportation and activities. Proficient Spanish speakers are always especially valued. 

Upcoming Training Dates

  • Dec 5 (7 - 8:30 pm)
  • Jan 18 (8:30 - 11 am)
  • Jan 21 (6:30 - 9 pm)
  • Feb 8 (8:30 - 11 am)
  • Feb 12 (6:30 - 9 pm)

Training Schedule

  • Welcome by Rosa
  • Overview of Sanctuary for Rosa at Cedar Lane and immigrant justice campaigns regionally
  • How Sanctuary is organized at Cedar Lane
  • What's expected of volunteers including Background Check and personal recommendation
  • Next steps prior to serving

Donate to Sanctuary

Donations to Cedar Lane’s Sanctuary fund are needed and much appreciated. To donate, click and select “Sanctuary Support” in the drop-down menu.


Email or call 301-493-8300 and leave a message.

Thank you in advance for your continuing support!