Border Shelter Toolkit

This compilation draws upon shelter models and best practices that have worked well in supporting asylum-seeking families and adults at the U.S. southern border and is rooted in international and domestic standards and guidance. Rather than suggesting a singular formula for creating and running a successful respite shelter, the resources in this toolkit can be adapted to fit the specific needs of the host communities at the U.S. southern border and the asylum-seeker guests they welcome. Inspirational stories of shelters and communities innovating and embracing their role as humanitarians abound from every corner of the border.