In 2012, Proyecto Faro was born out of relationships that began when Stony Point Center hosted displaced residents of the BaMar Community in the town of Stony Point during Superstorm Sandy. This immigrant-led organization is now in the process of becoming an independent 501(c)3 organization dedicated to full-spectrum advocacy for and with immigrants in Rockland County, NY. Volunteers work together to provide monthly legal clinics online, staff a hotline to document and report ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids in local homes or workplaces. They also create “accompaniment” for folks who are going to their immigration hearings and offer food boxes to support families who have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stony Point Center staff, members of the Community of Living Traditions and other community allies often meet with Proyecto Faro in the dining room at Stony Point Center to strategize and organize around actions that will advance immigrants’ rights and their families.
Proyecto Faro encourages compassionate leaders and organizations within the county to join alliances and empower local immigrant communities.