Who We Are
Founded in July 2016, AsylumWorks (formerly called the Asylum Seeker Assistance Project) was built to help solve a longstanding problem: Asylum seekers arrive in the U.S. with many needs but few resources of their own. These needs often persist throughout and even after what is typically a long and arduous legal process. Many of these needs can interfere with an asylum seeker’s ability to participate in the legal process. AsylumWorks provides holistic services and support to help asylum seekers regain confidence and control over their lives so they can fully participate in the asylum process. As a result, asylum seekers who are able to access our services are dramatically more likely to win their legal case.
Through direct services and support, AsylumWorks empowers asylum seekers and other immigrants fleeing violence to rebuild their lives in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, and provides expert tools and training to increase the effectiveness of immigrant-serving organizations nationwide.
We Practice Radical Hospitality
We do whatever it takes to make our clients feel welcomed, supported and hopeful. Our services are designed to address their most pressing needs.
We Respect Our Clients
We do all we can to support the dignity and agency of our clients.
We Are Courageous
We take the risks necessary to accomplish audacious goals.
We partner strategically with a diverse group of allies to offer a comprehensive range of client services and address our shared needs for broader systemic change.
We Own Our Work
We demand excellence of ourselves and our partners, and take responsibility for the results of our work.
We Are Passionate
We are committed to our mission, to each other, and to building a better world.