DC Metro LGBT Africans Asylum Support Group
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We are here to help LGBT asylum seekers from African countries to start their new lives in the United States especially in Washington Metro Area.
Our mission is to provide a lifeline of transitional and resettlement support services to members of the LGBT community that seek asylum in the United States from violence and persecution in their home countries.
Our group is in the process of becoming a not-for profit organization in the Washington DC (USA). After completing this nonprofit incorporating process, we will get a license to operating out of Washington dc area all over the United States and internationally as an approved charitable organization. Our groups’ offers resettlement services to African LGBT asylum seekers in need of legal and medical assistance, housing, psychological, resettlement and social counseling and assistance with the language and community accommodations.
DMV LGBT Africans Asylum Support Group is a not-for-profit organization formed and seeking support from the prominent human right organizations, members of faith communities, law firms, and others to address the growing crisis of the LGBT rights in the Africa. We seek to provide assistance with crucial resettlement services to LGBT-asylum seekers, including social and legal support, housing, referrals to health care providers, language and vocational training, as well as all aspects of everyday life.
Founded October 17, 2012
Location Washington DC20005
Products We seek to provide assistance with crucial resettlement services to African LGBT-asylum seekers, including social and legal support, referrals to health care providers, language and vocational training, as well as all aspects of everyday life.
More than 38 countries in Africa have a law which criminalize homosexuality. These laws cause the rapidly spreading persecution of people identifying themselves as LGBT. Young men and women are being hunted down, beaten, mutilated and often killed by mobs , fringe and criminal elements aided and abetted by governments and police forces turning the blind eye. Those few that are brave enough to stand up for their rights are being fined, arrested, prosecuted and thrown in jail. Living in constant fear for their lives and lives of their families, many of them take an ultimate step of leaving their native land and seeking refuge in welcoming countries of the West.
We are here to help our friends to overcome their fears, to shed the horrors of persecution and to start their new lives in this land of freedom.
SERVICES We offer
Conduct initial intake interview
Connect to legal providers assisting LGBT asylum applicants
Refer to healthcare providers assisting LGBT asylum applicants
Refer and facilitate connections to community resources and events for LGBT asylum applicants
Refer to free language and vocational training services available to LGBT asylum applicants