User Story of the Week – Meet Sara
“Sara” is a trans woman living in the Bronx who fled her home country of Nigeria due to multiple death threats because of her gender identity. She was unaware of asylum protections until she was referred to AsylumConnect by a friend. She turns to AsylumConnect to quickly find a free attorney to discuss her legal options, and also uses the app to easily find a free trans support group, and trans-affirming physician and psychiatrist near her. Sara appreciates the free app’s ability to easily filter out service providers that require specific documentation (photo ID, proof of age/income/residence, medical insurance, and a referral). She trusts AsylumConnect due to its unique emphasis on confidentiality and user safety, and LGBTQ-affirming care.