No one should have to run for their lives simply because of who they are, who they love, their religion, or their country of Nationality; Yet, every day, we help asylum seekers and refugees fleeing persecution in their countries of origin who have no place to stay.
City shelters are dangerous for our clients who often have limited English language skills, a history of trauma, and a history of facing violence because of their LGBTQ+ identity. In addition to housing insecurity, our clients are in a unique position and have no access to public funds and benefits.
For those without family or friend connections in NYC, the safety net is thin. Our shelter partners with other organizations around the city to provide wrap-around care, so that asylum seekers can access the resources they need to thrive in NYC.