Every year, tens of thousands of LGBTQ people flee their home countries in search of safety in a new land. For these people, finding the right sources of support means everything, but it can be hard to track down resources on your own. That’s where AsylumConnect comes in.
AsylumConnect is the first mobile app for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers. It was designed by a tech nonprofit of the same name.
The app connects users to free or low-cost service providers, including lawyers and health care providers. People can also use the app to access other helpful resources, including safe housing, education, and employment.
“Our free app instantly connects persecuted LGBTQ people with verified safe services and support,” Katie Sgarro, AsylumConnect co-founder and president, said in a press release. “With today’s launch, we have improved our platform’s mobile accessibility and user experience at this pivotal moment for LGBTQ and immigrant communities.”
The press release added that easily accessing these resources can be “a matter of life-and-death” for LGBTQ asylum seekers.
In addition to asylum seekers, the app is also useful for undocumented immigrants, homeless youth, and other vulnerable LGBTQ populations.
— InReach (formerly AsylumConnect) (@weareinreach) November 5, 2019
AsylumConnect works in 25 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico. It’s available in over 100 languages, and it’s free. The developers plan to add more functions to it soon, such as a private online community.
This game-changing app is now available on the App Store and Google Play.