Create sanctuary where you live

How do we show up in our homes, neighborhoods, and at the wider community level?
How can we not only resist, but live our vision and values of a more caring world?

Get started

1. commit to getting involved

Join #SanctuaryHomes to join us in fighting for justice and responding to moments of crisis. We stay in touch with leaders in many movements and follow their lead to help make the most impact. 

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2. Download a #SanctuaryHomes sign and put it on your door, window, or refrigerator

Let folks know that you aspire to be a safe contact. This can be a great way to start a conversation, in your home, with the person you employ, or online. Post a picture of you with your sign on social networks with the tag #SanctuaryHomes.

3. Have a conversation with a person who feels especially vulnerable or targeted right now

If you employ a domestic worker, you can use our conversation tips for talking to your employee. Offer to review relevant resources together. You can also have this conversation with anyone where there is an established relationship, i.e. a person you see everyday at a local business. Having someone ask how you’re doing is extremely powerful.


Take action  

Defend DACA

Trump recently decided to end the DACA program, creating psychological and economic uncertainty for 800,000 young people. Immigrants rights groups are pushing Congress to pass a DREAM Act to create stability and justice for these community members. 

Making a call to your member of Congress and ask them to sign on to a Clean Dream Act is one of the most important things you can do.

Share kids' dreams for the holidays


This holiday season, thousands of children will send letters telling their unique stories and asking Congress to Defend our dreams and keep families together! ome are written by children who have had a parent or other family member detained or deported.  Some come from children who live with the fear that this could happen to them.  And others are from children who are learning about these issues for the first time.

We also have a template letter you can send directly to your senators and representatives using our online tool. Customize the letter or send it as is.  

Most Americans support DACA. Help make that support visible by submitting a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper, calling on your representatives to support immigrants and sign on to a Clean Dream Act


support those near you

Are you an employer of a nanny, house cleaner, or home care attendant? Make sure you're a fair care employer. Economic security is crucial! 

Participate in a local action led by immigrant rights organizing groups. See our resources page for a list of organizations by region, or contact us if you don't see something where you live. We can help connect you. 

Get more involved

Share and bring your friends and network together:

  • Host a fundraiser to raise money for a local group that is under attack.
  • Host a Kitchen Table Conversation as a way to get friends, family, or neighbors involved in taking action with you. Get our guide, and we'll help you set it up. 

Check out these resources to help you spread #SanctuaryHomes where you live: What can I do? An employer checklist and organizing chartOr talk to an organizer by contacting us at sanctuary [at] domestic employers [dot] org. 

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
— Martin Niemoller