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.
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.
report increased community involvement