But as they await court dates and a lengthy legal process which could result in deportation, they are not legally allowed to work or drive. And the money the community and St. Patrick's raised has run out.
This is one of the purposes of a weekly meeting still taking place at the church. A group of those affected created the meeting for additional support and training on things like driving and paying bills, for those who had relied on detained family members for these tasks.
Other organizations, including Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, are working to ensure workers have access to legal counsel and help with their court cases.
Though it is unknown exactly whom taken in the raid was a member of St. Patrick and St. John Paul II mission church in nearby Rutledge (names are kept as private as possible for security), there were certainly Catholics among them, Fr. Alex Waraksa said.
The assisting priest for Hispanic ministry in Morristown, who also assists at four other area churches, he was present to speak with people at the parish center following the raid.
It was "a place to be during the day and get different types of support," including prayer, he said.
In some cases, church records on sacraments can help workers in their legal case because it provides a record of the depth and length of their ties to the community, Waraksa said. Unfortunately, there have been godparents and parents who, detained, have missed seeing their children receive the sacraments.
St. Patrick has tried to reach out to youth, too, following the raid. Wednesdays the church hosts youth nights for middle and high schoolers, with usual attendance at about 160 students, about half Hispanic, half non-Hispanic, Jacobs said, noting that it is a lot for a town of not many Catholics.
Morristown's population is around 30,000, with around 900 families attending St. Patrick, though Waraksa said some families may bounce among the areas' Catholic churches for Mass.
Jacobs was nervous that the students would not show up for youth group the week following the raid, though. The fear had been so strong the first few days afterward, not only did many people not go to work, Fr. Waraksa said, 500-600 students didn't show up at school.
Regardless, Jacobs and others worked with a community organizer from a neighboring town to host an evening on community activism and how to enact change.
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That night not only did most of the students show up, the usual 30-40 adult leaders were accompanied by another 35-40 counselors from the local schools and healthcare systems.
"The youth could see that there was an outpouring of love from all the adults, from all different types of organizations across the community," Jacobs said, "so that was really powerful in itself."
They created small groups that allowed the kids to talk about their feelings, and Jacobs noted the trauma not only for kids who had parents and other relatives taken, but also for the kids whose friends and classmates had been affected.
"It's kind of hard to explain [the raid] to a kid when you're trying to teach them the values of love of neighbor and... to accept people no matter their skin color, or what their background is, [and] then you have adults doing the exact opposite," she said.
Though the overall responses from the churches in Morristown and Rutledge were positive, St. Patrick's pastor, Fr. Brownell, said not all the voices were united on the issue.
He said if you take the non-Hispanic part of their community, "many of them are split down the center [on immigration], very much like the rest of the nation." The criticism he heard was only from a small number of people, though those few were vocal, he noted.