PEOPLE SUPPORTING PEOPLE
Our backgrounds are in anthro, ed, and art, and in building alliances with internally displaced people, people fleeing harm (refugees), and people in at-risk situations or facing structural marginalization.
We saw people weren't getting the resources they needed and deserved. So, we launched a 501c3 non-profit, to make it easier to get people the support they deserve and to educate the public on it all.
We are brand new, but have a long history working with some folks. Meet them.
Marino, formerly displaced himself, runs a shelter outside of Bogota that houses, feeds, and provides a family-like care experience for displaced individuals.
Called Fundación Colombia Nuevos Horizontes - FCNH (New Horizons ColombiaFoundation), our name is a hat-tip to the long care work they have been doing and our seven years of collaboration.
Folks staying at FCNH are treated like people, not a number. Many consider people they met there family long after their stay.
The foundation now serves many people fleeing Venezuela, in addition to internally displaced Colombian citizens.
This organization is committed to change, growth and new ways of doing/being shaping how we show up.
We recognize a non-profit is not a structural solution; it is one action we can do right now to move resources to where they are most needed.
None of us receive any compensation; our work is repair work, centering the most vulnerable.
Empowering the Experts
It's 2020. Bureaucratic intermediaries are out. Listening and empowering are in. You can do that here.