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The Practice of Hope

The Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) Roundtable is a nonprofit charitable organization, formed in 2006, to provide practical help to detainees and their families, as well as raise awareness about the NWDC facility in Tacoma, WA. The Roundtable is unique, with a widely diverse membership, including advocacy groups, churches, aid organizations, government agencies such as ICE, Congressional liaisons and GEO, the private firm that owns the facility. We work within existing law to promote fair, humane practices, provide much needed assistance and build healthy connections between communities in our great “nation of immigrants.”

The Roundtable strives to promote the full integration of all immigrants into a society that is based on equality, understanding, cooperation, and mutual respect among the many diverse communities represented in our region. We seek to:

  • develop a network of resources that provide direct services to detained immigrants and their families – during detention and upon release
  • establish and maintain a community-wide effort to promote awareness about the 1,575-bed detention facility in Tacoma, WA
  • advocate on behalf of NWDC detainees – to build, strengthen and sustain healthy communities

The United States and the Pacific Northwest region are significantly impacted by the increase of global migration. Today’s immigration picture is complex and often difficult. The vision of the Roundtable will not happen overnight, but each act of kindness and fairness, no matter how small, will build a more hopeful future. Our unique society has been built upon the struggles, dreams and personal triumphs of sojourners from other lands. Help us make these dreams come true.


Northwest Detention Center Roundtable • 621 Tacoma Avenue South, Suite 501 • Tacoma, WA 98402