Showing posts from June, 2019

Delaware County Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition Meeting

This will be a working meeting to talk about and brainstorm the capacity the coalition has individually and as a group to get the word out about the importance of lead screening and about the availability of remediation services, as well as how to streamline the ways children are connected to the array of services they may need. The coalition needs your expertise and connections within the county!

Delaware County Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition Meeting
Tuesday, June 25 from 9 am to 11 am
Media Municipal Building
301 N. Jackson Street Media
Please RSVP to Ann at annb at by Tuesday, June 18

Continue supporting immigrant and refugee families

The situation for migrant children and families on our borders is worsening.

In May, we learned about even more migrant children dying while detained in US custody. According to Families Belong Together, 7 children have now died while in custody or shortly after their release. Adults are also dying in custody, with three adults, including a transgender woman, dying in three days in early June.

Multiple sources (including the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General) have detailed overcrowding and poor conditions at detention centers near the border. In El Paso, a processing center designed to hold 125 migrants had a population between 750-900 people. Detainees were observed standing on toilets to gain breathing space and were wearing "soiled clothing for days or weeks." In May, tents were set up to hold detained families in McAllen, Brownsville, and Rio Grande City.

Closer to home, families are still being held at the Berks County Detention Center in Pennsylva…