Busess Received


Overnight Stays


Meals Provided
-as of Oct 19,2022-

24 hour response team

Our Approach

Through a very diverse typology SAMU offers care to displaces migrants arriving by bus to Washington DC and sorounding areas.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

After volunteering since May, in June 2022, SAMU was awarded a grant under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) from FEMA. Through this program SAMU has been providing services to migrants arriving in buses from the US Southern Border.

Our current work comprises meeting migrants at Union Station (or appointed destination), providing immediate food and hygiene opportunities, assisting with travel arrangements and providing a safe place to stay for 3 days (2 nights), for those unable to travel.

  • As per September 28th we have cared for 3,703 people comprising 789 families and 648 children. Providing 11,467 meals and a total of 2,436 night stays (amongst 968 guests) at SAMU´s Montgomery County Center.

All of this has been possible thanks to FEMA and Montgomery County, with unsurmountable support from Carecen, Chatholic Charities, Red Cross, World Central Kitchen, B-Thrifty, Project Hope, United Way, many other institutions, and many caring individuals.

You are welcome to view our latest report here for further information.