Our Mission:


The Angry Tias and Abuelas’ mission is to advocate for dignity and justice for individuals released by Border Patrol or from ICE detention and delivered to bus depots or shelters from Brownsville to McAllen. As they embark on their journeys to destinations across the U.S., our aim is to assure their basic health and safety needs are met.


Our Purpose

We provide emergency assistance to asylum seekers such as food, water, clothing, toiletries, logistical support and emergency cash funds when needed to those recently released from ICE custody at bus depots or shelters in Brownsville and McAllen. We inform asylum seekers of their rights as they await entry across international bridges and give direct financial support to refugee shelters in the RGV and select immigrant shelters in Matamoros and Reynosa.

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December 2018

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. The Angry Tias & Abuelas enable many of us to find a niche where we can do that something.

- Joan Soggie


Our Partners

To make our work possible, we partner with a number of passionate and effective organizations in the Rio Grande Valley who work day in and day out to support those in need.


La Posada Providencia, san benito

Founded in 1989 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, La Posada Providencia is dedicated to co-creating a world of peace, justice and compassion. The Ministry provides direct support for people in crisis who are seeking legal refuge in the United States through a welcoming staff that assists newcomers in self-sufficiency and cultural integration.


Catholic Charities, McAllen

As a response to the influx of immigrants crossing the border lacking basic resources and a place to rest, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley with the help of Sacred Heart Church, formed their Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen TX. As of 2015, the center has provided 23,000 individuals with a warm meal, shower, change of clothes and medical support before continuing on their journeys in the United States.


November 2018

These are compassionate women, men, and youth. They work so hard and spend much of their own money to feed and clothe the Asylum Seekers. They also work with other groups in Brownsville to provide much needed essential services.

- Jeri Roger Noris



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Volunteer opportunities

If you are in the Rio Grande Valley or planning to visit, we have volunteer opportunities year round. Fill out the form below to get in contact with us.

Make a Donation

If you’re interested in helping feed, clothe, medicate asylum seekers and migrants across the Rio Grande Valley - consider donating today!.