Support The Stellar Shelter
AKA The "New Wave Feminists Consistent Life Ethic Center"
in Juárez, Mexico
The Stellar Shelter is a facility along the Texas-Mexico border that provides life affirming hospitality for migrant mothers and their children. The facility supplies temporary housing for vulnerable pregnant or parenting single women and their children as they wait out their asylum cases in Mexico under Title 42.
The shelter was founded in November of 2022 by Karina Breceda and Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa because they knew first hand that without proper resources pregnant women (especially those along the border) struggle to meet basic needs such as housing, access to healthcare, and other daily support required to continue their pregnancies.
Following a consistent life ethic philosophy, the Stellar Shelter has plans to expand and create a women's healthcare clinic. The clinic will not only serve the residents of the shelter, but also any person seeking pregnancy support as well as well-woman care.
The Stellar Shelter is a sisterhood that has already helped numerous mothers and children, but it is done solely through donations, and can only be sustained through the generous support of our donors.
The shelter is also in need of other items to support the women and children who call it home. You can help by purchasing items from the Stellar Shelter Wishlist.
Check out our Stellar Shelter!
About the NWF Center's Co-Founder & Director...
Karina Breceda has lived a life of service for years. From serving migrant families on the US side of the border, to working with women in Juarez who have experienced sexual violence (many of whom became pregnant as a result), she knows how to protect the vulnerable, and nourish their spirits as well as their bodies.
Her tireless dedication to humanizing human beings, as well as creating a culture of life at the border is unmatched.
She is ready to start a revolution of love, one human-to-human encounter at a time.
Her resume includes implementing programs that have been sought after by other esteemed leaders in her community, as a model for how to do it right. She doesn't simply meet the basic needs of those in her care, she walks alongside them, empowering these women every step of the way, and preparing them for the journey ahead.
We are so lucky to count Karina as a New Wave Feminist board member, and she is the perfect person to implement a project of this size. Her years of experience running shelters along the border have perfectly prepared her for this very moment, and no one is better equipped to serve the women of Juarez than she is. This is more than just a building to her, it's the first step in creating a far-reaching culture of life in her community.
To read more about the Stellar Shelter, click here
Past NWF Outreach..
Covid-19 Relief Efforts
NWF - Dallas put together 75 "Lady Kits" for families in South Dallas. This area is known as a food desert, so women and girls have less access to basic feminine hygiene and reproductive care supplies.
We were also very grateful for the opportunity to help Abide Women's Health Services in getting necessary supplies to babies and mamas through their "contactless porch drop offs" of essential items like formula, diapers, baby wipes, and breastfeeding support.
Our human dignity doesn’t begin at birth and it doesn’t end at the border…
The 2019 Bottle To The Border campaign was a huge success, dwarfing the one from the year prior. The final campaign took a semi-truck worth of supplies to a respite center in McAllen, TX, as well as monetary donations to two other shelters along the US/Mexico border.
The Great Texas Tampon Haul!
In response to Hurricane Harvey