Our Mission

AsylumConnect helps LGBTQ asylum seekers find safe resources in the U.S.

 
 

We are creating the first ever online resource database for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. We call it the AsylumConnect catalog.

The AsylumConnect catalog can help LGBTQ asylum seekers find LGBTQ- and asylum-friendly resources near them. We want LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. to know where it is safe to go for help with food, housing, filing their asylum application, meeting new people, and other basic needs. 

“WHERE CAN I GO FOR HELP WITH FILING MY LGBTQ ASYLUM APPLICATION?”

“WHERE IS IT SAFE TO GO FOR SHELTER?”

“WHERE CAN I GET MY NEXT MEAL?”

“HOW CAN I TAKE CARE OF MY MENTAL HEALTH?”

“WHERE CAN I FIND A LGBTQ-FRIENDLY DOCTOR?”

“HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH THE LOCAL LGBTQ COMMUNITY?”

LGBTQ asylum seekers can use our free, online resource catalog to help them answer these questions and more. Right now, our catalog can help LGBTQ asylum seekers find safe resources in the following U.S. cities: 

  • SeattleWashington
  • PhiladelphiaPennsylvania
  • New YorkNew York
  • Washington, D.C.
  • San Francisco, California

The AsylumConnect team is currently working on adding new U.S. cities to our resource catalog. Please check back for updates. 

Are you a nonprofit, immigration attorney or other service provider who wants to help bring our catalog to your U.S. city or zip code? Suggest new LGBTQ-friendly resources in your area for inclusion in our catalog today.  (*All resource suggestions are subject to internal verification by the AsylumConnect team prior to publication in our live catalog. Learn more about our tailored resource verification process here.)

 
 
Co-Founders Sayid Abdullaev & Katie Sgarro

Co-Founders Sayid Abdullaev & Katie Sgarro