LGBTQ Youth: Use Our Free Website And App To Connect With LGBTQ-Friendly Services Near You
Use Our Free Resource Catalog To Find Local LGBTQ-Friendly Help
LGBTQ+ youth continue to face unique obstacles due to their LGBTQ identity. For example, LGBTQ+ youth disproportionately experience homelessness in America. Nationally in the U.S., an estimated 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+ (though they only account for approximately 7% of the general population). A new study by The Trevor Project also finds suicide remains a major risk for LGBTQ youth: 39% of America’s LGBTQ+ youth seriously considered suicide in the past year.
LGBTQ youth+ (including those seeking asylum, the undocumented, those experiencing homelessness or youth in need of a specific local LGBTQ-affirming service) can use our website and app as a free digital one-stop-shop to meet their needs in all aspects of their lives, including where it is safe to go for help with: housing, legal, food, medical, mental health, community support, education and employment, translation, transportation, and more. Lawyers and nonprofit direct service providers can also use AsylumConnect to gather verified resource referrals on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth.
At AsylumConnect, we believe everyone should have the safety to live freely - regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status.
HOW TO USE ASYLUMCONNECT TO FIND LGBTQ-FRIENDLY SERVICES NEAR YOU
Visit our catalog website and select your preferred language and country.
Enter your address or city to search for verified LGBTQ- and immigrant-friendly services near you.
Click on Service Type and select all of types of LGBTQ-affirming support you are looking for from the drop-down menu. For example, “Housing – Drop-in centers for LGBTQ youth”, “Education and Employment – Educational support for LGBTQ youth” and “Mental Health – Support groups”.
Click on the Additional Filters drop-down menu to easily filter out organizations from your search results that require specific types of documentation (such as medical insurance, proof of age/income/residence) that you do not have access to.
Click on the blue “See more information” text under any of the organizations’ names in the search results to view the organization’s catalog profile page. Each organization’s profile page contains more information on who the organization serves, its specific services offered, and instructions on how to access services.
Click on any of the services listed under the Services section on an organization’s profile page to learn more about a specific program.
Each service page also has more information on what is required (and what is not required) to access the specific service, any non-English services available, and how to visit the service.
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