"AsylumWorks taught me how to open doors for myself and not just stand and wait for doors to be opened."

 

Hafsa

EGYPT
What We Do

Community Services

Social support is essential to health and well-being. This program offers asylum seekers a safe space to make meaningful connections within their new community.

New Connections

One-on-one client and volunteer engagements ranging from homebound client meal delivery to ESL practice to job training participation.

Community Groups

 Programming for a specific group of clients and volunteers to support integration through community inclusion.

Social Events

General community gatherings with clients, volunteers, and other friends and partners of AsylumWorks.

LGBTQ COMMUNITY GROUP: PRISM

LGBTQ asylum seekers face special challenges including discrimination from within ethnic immigrant communities. PRISM (Pride Refugee & Immigrant Support Meet-Up) was created to build a safe, affirming, and inclusive peer community for LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. To do this, PRISM facilitators and volunteers host weekly LGBTQ-focused activities, community-building events, and engage in advocacy initiatives that advance the interests of LGBTQ asylum seekers.

Interested in supporting PRISM? In celebration of Pride Month, 100% of donations received in June will be used to fund services to support LGBTQ clients. Donations of $250+ will also be MATCHED up to $6,000 by AsylumWorks’ Board.  

Fajar met and befriended other LGBTQ asylum seekers.

She no longer feels isolated and alone.

Xi was paired with a volunteer to practice English.

This year he will celebrate Thanksgiving at his volunteer’s home.

Charles joined a writing circle.

For the first time in a long time, he is participating in activities that bring him joy.

Program Outcomes

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report increased community involvement

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report increased levels of social support

volunteers engaged in community building activities