We use technology to connect LGBTQ asylum seekers with verified safe services and support.
AsylumConnect is a tech nonprofit providing the first ever digital platform for LGBTQ asylum.
AsylumConnect is a member of the Social Justice Accelerator’s 2019 cohort at the Urban Justice Center. Launched in 2016, AsylumConnect’s flagship product (the AsylumConnect catalog) is the first and only resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum. When AsylumConnect reaches scale, there should never be a time when someone does not know where it is safe to go for help due to their LGBTQ identity or immigration status.
LGBTQ asylum seekers and related LGBTQ populations (undocumented LGBTQ immigrants, homeless LGBTQ youth) use AsylumConnect as a free digital one-stop-shop referral site to meet their needs in all aspects of their lives, including: housing, legal, medical, mental health, education and employment.
Lawyers and nonprofits use the free app to gather verified referrals for clients. AsylumConnect can currently connect users with verified LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services in 23 states in the U.S., Canada (as of April 2019), and Mexico (in response to recent U.S. asylum policy).