Unaccompanied Minors


Catholic Charities’ Msgr. Bryan Walsh Children’s Village, formerly known as Boys Town, shelters unaccompanied, undocumented, immigrant children 0-17 years of age. Residents live, learn, and play, on a beautiful campus that can accommodate up to 81 children.

Msgr. Bryan Walsh Children’s Village has a rich history rooted in the humanitarian effort to assist 14,000 unaccompanied children who came to the United States from Cuba during Operation Pedro Pan.

Our compassionate, multilingual/multicultural staff ensures that the physical, social, psychological, educational, and health needs of each child are met. Children thrive in their
daily structured routine which includes:

  • On-site K-12 General Education
  • Counseling
  • Recreation
  • Field trips
  • Access to legal services
  • Life Skills Training
  • Medical services
  • Religious services
  • Weekly stipend
  • 24/7 Admissions & Discharges

Why Choose Catholic Charities’ Housing & Shelter Programs?

Our Msgr. Bryan Walsh Children’s Village equips young people who have endured traumatic experiences for success. Through
extensive counseling and support services, youth can begin healing from the effects of the traumas they have experienced.

Volunteer Opportunities

Children’s Village needs volunteers Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm to:

  • Assist with recreational activities and field trips
  • Host birthday parties and holiday celebrations

If you would like to spend a few hours making a difference in the lives of people who are trying to get back on their feet, visit our volunteer page. There you will find all the information you need to get started!

Our Clients

Unaccompanied, undocumented, immigrant children (0-17 years old) who have been determined by the Office of Refugee Resettlement not to have lawful immigration status in the United States. Minors are placed in the UMP program by referral from the Office of Refugee Resettlement only and remain in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Payment Information

Unaccompanied Minor services are provided free of charge through funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Unaccompanied Minors Program (Miami-Dade County)
Hours: M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm

P.O. Box 971580
Miami, FL 33157

Please include your phone number when contacting us by email so we may respond via telephone call if necessary.

Pedro Pan Records

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. is the legal custodian of all Pedro Pan case files. Persons served during Pedro Pan may access their case files.


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