Please contact your representatives or other government contacts and ask her or him to explore leasing State owned buildings to the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHH) so that migrant children can be housed in Connecticut.
The State of Connecticut has a shuttered facility in Middletown that could house 240 migrant children. It was built in 2000 and closed about a year ago. It was called the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS). It's sill in great shape, especially if you compare it to a warehouse or a tent.
This is something you can do today to try and help children in crisis. Additionally, the reported costs associated with the temporary housing near the southern border are outrageous. Connecticut could provide a better space for a better value.
The fiscal year ends in a few days and children need help now.
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