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Become a Client

Welcome to AsylumWorks, a private, non-governmental organization built to help you get back on your feet. AsylumWorks differs from other organizations because our services are tailored to orient, guide, and support you and your family members regardless of language, country of origin, race/ethnicity, nationality, religion, or any other identity.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. AsylumWorks is a private, non-governmental organization known in the United States as a ‘nonprofit.’ AsylumWorks is not a government agency. Our staff do not provide identifying client information to ICE or any other government agency.

Direct client services are free and available to individuals and families living in parts of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, regardless of language, country of origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression. All client services are free.

AsylumWorks receives requests for help every day. Prospective clients can add their name to our waitlist. Please click on the link that reads ‘new client questionnaire’ above. This form is available in English, Spanish, Amharic, French, Dari and Pashto.

AsylumWorks does close our new client waitlist from time to time. If you are unable to register for services, please check back the first business day of the month to see if the waitlist has been reopened. We understand this may be disappointing, but we hope to work with you in the future. We encourage you to check this page on the first day of next month.

After completing the waitlist questionnaire, an AsylumWorks staff member will contact you when it is your turn for an intake appointment. You will be invited to our office for an in-person meeting. We can provide a transportation stipend if local travel to our office is too expensive.

During the appointment, we will explain our services and ask questions to learn more about your needs. You will be asked to sign our New Client Welcome Letter. At that time, you will become an AsylumWorks client and be eligible for services and support from both AsylumWorks and our community partners.

Contact Information

1718 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20009

Please note client services are by appointment only. To request an appointment, please complete the new client questionnaire here

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