Help fund lifesaving resource for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S.
Campaign to Fund Lifesaving Resource for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Launches on Generosity
United States - On October 3 2017, AsylumConnect launched a Generosity campaign to help expand their lifesaving resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum seekers who come to the U.S. fleeing persecution in their home countries based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The catalog enables LGBTQ asylum seekers to safely integrate in their new home through providing a platform for them to access resource information and referrals to meet their needs in key areas, including: housing, legal, food, medical, mental health, social support, employment, and education.
The catalog was piloted in Seattle, WA. In February 2017, it was migrated from a static site to a dynamic web application and the product was scaled to Philadelphia, PA. To-date, LGBTQ asylum seekers have called this catalog “highly recommended” and “easy to use”.
AsylumConnect is excited to announce that they are partnering with One Degree, a technology-driven nonprofit that helps low-income families access resources to achieve social and economic mobility, to build a national version of the AsylumConnect catalog.
The new catalog powered by One Degree will offer an improved design and user experience. It will be expanding to all U.S. cities, starting with New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco by November 2017. The new catalog will also introduce added technical functionality, like allowing users to search by keyword and location, create a free user account, or filter resources by gender identity, sexual orientation, and age.
This press release was published on CrowdfundingPR on October 4, 2017.