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Volunteer Layal Rabat from the Phoenix Restoration Project brings water, food and diapers to Central-American women and their children dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP)

Volunteer Layal Rabat from the Phoenix Restoration Project brings water, food and diapers to Central-American women and their children dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP)

Our June 9 hour on the huge numbers of young immigrants arriving in the Untied States prompted a lot of listener and commenter concern for how and where to help. Our guests and their affiliated organizations provided a wealth of suggestions, which we’ve shared here for your use.

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La Posada Providencia is a nonprofit shelter in South Texas that provides services to refugees and migrants, including Central American families seeking asylum. The shelter is run by Catholic sisters.

COFAMIDE, Committee of Family Members of Migrants who have Died or Disappearedwas formed in 2006 as a grassroots organization of family members of migrants who died or disappeared while attempting to reach the United States.

Programa Velasco, Programa Velasco is a US registered non-profit organization that partners with a local Salvadoran non-profit, the New Dawn Associacion of El Salvador (ANADES).

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights aims to promote the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children (children on the move) with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Parroquia de San Jose is a church in Northern Mexico that runs an immigrant shelter. You can offer to volunteer your time, or send monetary or other donations by contacting the shelter.

Las Mujeres de La Patrona/The Ladies of La Patrona, an organization of local women in Veracruz, Mexico who help feed migrants from the train.

Guest Sonia Nazario has more resources and suggestions at her site, EnriquesJourney.com.

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