Theology Uncorked – Casa Alitas: Shelter For Asylum Seekers

Monday, February 4, 2019

Casa Alitas has worked in the Tucson community for three and a half years to provide temporary assistance to asylum seeking families as they move forward to their sponsors throughout the United States. It offers hospitality services to families as well as coordinating transportation to their destinations.

The night’s presentation will briefly cover the history of its work, recent changes in national and local policies that have dictated the expansion of its services throughout the Tucson area, and finally, reflections on the immediate needs and future work of Casa Alitas as a coalition of multiple organizations and congregations.


Diego Lopez
Diego is a Program Coordinator at Alitas working primarily with the larger, offsite shelters and oversees the development of future endeavors with its programs. He has an MSW and is a teacher of Theology at Salpointe Catholic School. Currently, he is finishing his MPA at ASU.

Ali Hofer
Ali is a Site Coordinator at Casa Alitas and works primarily as an everyday presence at the shelter as a Jesuit Volunteer, and once her program ended she didn’t want to leave.

Katherine Smith
Katherine is a Site Coordinator at Alitas, and works with scheduling, orientations, and email communication. She is employed by the Mennonite Central Committee as a Border and Migration Outreach Coordinator and leads educational border tours to interested groups.

Theology Uncorked is a free program for theological reflection, good conversation, delicious wines and fresh popcorn! This program is offered usually on the first Monday of each month with presentations, movies, etc., which allow us to further examine our lives as it relates to Christ's teachings. You are welcome to bring snacks or a bottle of wine to share as we delve into our theology! All are welcome to join us!

2 thoughts on “Theology Uncorked – Casa Alitas: Shelter For Asylum Seekers”

    1. Hello. We apologize for the oversight that our original post did not have the date and time included and for the delayed reply to your question. This event happened on Monday, February 4 at 6:30pm in our Parish Hall. We typically have a Theology Uncorked event on the first Monday of each month at this same time. Thank you for your interest. Please let us know if you would like any further information.

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