A Nest is a home – a place where the young are safe and protected. Nest Tijuana is also a home, a home that is open to others – to people from other lands, who speak other languages. They hail from many countries: Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela, Haiti, Congo, Cameroon, Honduras, El Salvador. They are escaping gang and sexual violence, brutality and persecution. They come with their children, carrying their babies, and hoping that their older children can endure the arduous odyssey – walking, crossing borders, leaving behind loved ones and everything they own. They come with the hope that in the US they will be sheltered from harm – that their children can grow up safely. We all want that for our children - we expect it.
Nest Tijuana, located across the street from a refugee shelter, is a beautiful, joyful place where children can safely play. It is staffed by trained volunteers from all over the world - people like you!