For Asylum Seekers

First, welcome. Center Global is a community of LGBT asylum seekers supporting one another during what can be a complicated and exhausting process. Below are some of the services we offer. If you would like to learn more, please send us an email at centerglobal@thedccenter.org or call (202) 682-2245.

Community Dinners

Every third Saturday of the month (with some exceptions) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Center Global hosts a dinner at the DC Center for the LGBT community for its Program Participants and friends. LGBT asylum seekers are invited to come for good food and fellowship with others.

Legal Assessment & Referral

Volunteer attorneys meet with asylum seekers to assess their cases and refer them to pro bono legal services. Center Global’s Legal Director works to place these cases with attorneys at public interest firms and in private practice.

Financial Support

Center Global provides limited financial assistance to asylum seekers who have not received an Employment Authorization Document and meet other criteria. This support includes grocery cards and SmarTrip cards distributed twice monthly.

Case Management

Center Global has a part-time case manager available to meet with asylum seekers. The case manager can assess the needs of asylum seekers and refer them to appropriate social services.