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Mission Statement

AsylumConnect (www.asylumconnect.org) is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit creating the first online, centralized resource database for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. The AsylumConnect catalog helps persecuted LGBTQ people identify and access human needs resources upon their arrival in the U.S.

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*Please note that AsylumConnect is an Internet-based initiative. (We do not have a physical office space. The address listed above in Washington, D.C. represents the physical address of AsylumConnect's current registered agent.)

Co-founded by two University of Pennsylvania alumni (C'15) in July of 2014, AsylumConnect (www.asylumconnect.org) is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit creating the first online, centralized resource database for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. The AsylumConnect catalog helps persecuted LGBTQ people identify and access human needs resources upon their arrival in the U.S. Since its founding, AsylumConnect has received recognition and support from the United Nations (UN), MCJ/Amelior Foundation, Millennium Campus Network (MCN), Business Today (BT), Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), Harvard Social Enterprise Conference (SECON), and others.

We piloted our catalog model in Seattle, WA. Our catalog is now listed as a recommended resource by Seattle's LGBTQ Center and Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. In February 2017, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's Hack4Impact, we scaled catalog v3.0 to Philadelphia, PA. Catalog v3.0 is currently live for both Seattle and Philadelphia.

AsylumConnect’s long-term vision remains to scale its catalog to all major U.S. cities and ultimately, streamline the safe integration of LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S.

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