What is a Circle of Support?

Strangers No Longer is a network of parishes and congregations made up of Circles of Support to provide assistance to immigrants and to advocate for a comprehensive and humane immigration policy.  A Circle of Support is typically formed by a parish or congregation.

Each Circle of Support works in the following areas:

Education – in the parishes and congregations about U.S. immigration policy, the effect it is having on real people, and the needs that arise out of this policy.

Direct Support/Accompaniment – working with families directly in many ways including accompanying immigrant families to court, and providing transportation, translation, and emergency financial support.

Advocacy - for more humane policies and practices toward immigrants at local, state, and national levels -- meeting with local officials, asking them to make policies and practices that reflect the values of the parish. 

Spiritual Integration - The work of Strangers No Longer is deeply rooted in scripture, the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching, and the experience of the presence of God in the lives of the people we serve and our members. The Spiritual Integration team supports the members during leadership and larger assembly meetings through reflections on where God is moving in individuals and the organization.  

Current Circles

St. Francis of Assisi

Ann Arbor, MI

St. Mary's Student Parish

Ann Arbor, MI

St. Regis

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Gesu Parish

Detroit, MI

Christo Rey High School

Detroit, MI

Most Holy Trinity

Detroit, MI

Nativity / St. Charles Borromeo

Detroit, MI

SS Peter & Paul Jesuit

Detroit, MI

St. Anne

Detroit, MI

St. Andre Bissette

Ecorse, MI

Our Lady of Sorrows

Farmington, MI

St. Ambrose

Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Christo Rey

Lansing, MI

Christ the Good Shepherd

Lincoln Park

Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Oak Park/Ferndale, MI

Holy Trinity 

Port Huron, MI

St. Mary of the Hills / St. Andrew

Rochester, MI

St. Clement of Rome

Romeo, MI

St. Kieran

Shelby Township, MI

St. Michael

Sterling Heights, MI

Christ Our Light

Troy, MI

SS John & Paul 

Washington, MI

Mujeres Bajo la Proteccion de Dios

W. Wayne / E. Washtenaw counties, MI

Secular Franciscans

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