What We Do
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.
One-on-one client and volunteer engagements ranging from homebound client meal delivery to ESL practice to job training participation.
Programming for a specific group of clients and volunteers to support integration through community inclusion.
General community gatherings with clients, volunteers, and other friends and partners of AsylumWorks.
PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: 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.
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.
report increased community involvement