LGBTQ Youth: Use Our Free Website And App To Connect With LGBTQ-Friendly Services Near You

Use Our Free Resource Catalog To Find Local LGBTQ-Friendly Help

LGBTQ youth face unique obstacles in the United States due to their LGBTQ identity. LGBTQ youth continue to disproportionately experience homelessness in America. Nationally, an estimated 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ (though they only account for approximately 7% of the general population). A new study by The Trevor Project also finds suicide remains a major risk for LGBTQ youth: 39% of America’s LGBTQ youth seriously considered suicide in the past year.

At AsylumConnect, we believe everyone should have the safety to live freely - regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status.

Marginalized LGBTQ youth (including those seeking asylum, the undocumented and those experiencing homelessness) can use our free website and app as a free digital one-stop-shop to meet their needs in all aspects of their lives, including where it is safe to go for help with: housing, legal, food, medical, mental health, community support, education and employment, translation, transportation, and more. Lawyers and nonprofit direct service providers can also use AsylumConnect to gather verified resource referrals for

How To Use AsylumConnect To Find LGBTQ-Friendly Services Near You

Visit our catalog website and select your preferred language and country.

AsylumConnect catalog homepage (desktop).

AsylumConnect catalog homepage (desktop).

Enter your location to search for verified LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services near you.

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Click Service Type and select all of types of help you are looking for from the drop-down menu. For example, “Housing - Drop-in centers for LGBTQ youth”, “Education and Employment - Educational support for LGBTQ youth” and “Mental Health - Support groups”.

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Click on the Additional Filters drop-down menu to easily filter out organizations from your search results that require specific types of documentation (such as medical insurance, proof of age/income/residence) that you do not have access to.

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Click on the blue "See more information" text under any of the organizations' names in the search results to view the organization’s catalog profile page. Each organization’s profile page contains more information on who the organization serves, its specific services offered, and instructions on how to access services.

Covenant House New York’s  catalog profile page .

Covenant House New York’s catalog profile page.

Click on any of the services listed under the Services section on an organization’s profile page to learn more about a specific program.

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Each service page also has more information on what is required (and what is not required) to access the specific service, any non-English services available, and how to visit the service.

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Questions or feedback about our free resource website and app? Leave a comment below!