Getting Help For Your Client.

USE InREach TO FIND VERIFIED RESOURCE REFERRALS FOR LGBTQ+ PEOPLE

ARE YOU A LAWYER, CASE MANAGER, THERAPIST, SOCIAL WORKER, TEACHER OR OTHER DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDER WORKING WITH THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY?

InReach is a trans-led tech nonprofit increasing resource access for the diverse LGBTQ+ community. We provide the world’s first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people facing persecution or discrimination with safe, independently verified resources.

InReach aims to serve as a digital one-stop-shop for the diverse LGBTQ+ community: the free InReach App lists verified services for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants, LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) folks, LGBTQ+ youth and their caregivers, and more LGBTQ+ communities.

Use our free website and mobile app to gather verified legal, medical, mental health and social service referrals for LGBTQ+ people in need.

Watch this quick prototype demo video of the free InReach App on desktop to learn more about how to find verified referrals for your LGBTQ+ clients or loved ones

InReach is free for everyone, including:

  • Immigration attorneys
  • Pro bono attorneys & law students
  • Refugee resettlement agencies 
  • Case managers, social workers, therapists & other direct service providers working with the diverse LGBTQ+ community 
  • School districts, administrators, teachers & guidance counselors
  • Caregivers and supportive loved ones of TGNC/LGBTQ+ youth looking for safe resources

My office is glad to learn that AsylumConnect (now InReach) exists. So many asylum-seekers don’t know where to turn & worry that ‘help’ will discriminate.”

Asylum attorney focused on LGBT/SOGI claims

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Are you a service provider working with members of the diverse LGBTQ+ community? Sign-on to support InReach’s local expansion in your area!

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BECOME A LOCAL COMMUNITY REVIEWER

As a Local Community Reviewer, you will share your experience with LGBTQ+ support services in your community to help InReach App users find the help they need. We welcome LGBTQ+ people, family/loved ones of LGBTQ+ people, and service providers working with LGBTQ+ communities. 

Our Mobile App

Download the free InReach mobile app on iOS and Android today. InReach is the world’s first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people facing persecution or discrimination with safe, verified resources. Click on the buttons below:

Using the InReach App

InReach is the world’s first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people facing persecution or discrimination with safe, verified resources. 

The free InReach App is available on web (desktop and mobile), and native iOS and Android. InReach currently lists verified resources in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, Canada and Mexico.

InReach’s free technology instantly matches LGBTQ+ people facing persecution or discrimination with affirming, independently verified medical and mental health care, immigration and other legal help, safe housing, meal assistance, education and employment, translation, community and spiritual support, and more critical services.

InReach aims to serve as a comprehensive digital one-stop-shop for the diverse LGBTQ+ community. InReach has verified services for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants, LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) community, LGBTQ+ youth and their caregivers, and more LGBTQ+ communities.

Lawyers, law students, case managers, therapists, social workers, and other service providers also use the free InReach App to efficiently find safe, independently verified resource referrals for their LGBTQ+ clients.

As a direct service provider, you can use the free InReach App to find a wide range of independently verified resource referrals for your LGBTQ+ clients/patients, including:

  • Abortion Care
  • Community Support
  • Computers & Internet
  • Education & Employment
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Hygiene and Clothing
  • Legal
  • Mail Services
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Translation & Interpretation
  • Transportation

The free InReach App lists a wide range of services, which we refer to as “resources”, for the diverse LGBTQ+ community:

  • “Crisis resources” (e.g., emergency housing, food, legal help, mental health hotlines, medical care, drop-in centers for LGBTQ+ youth, abortion care, and more) 
  • “Quality of life resources” (resources that LGBTQ+ people need to not just survive but thrive, such as local community and social groups, spiritual support, art and music, sports and entertainment, haircuts and stylists, dental care, substance use, educational support for LGBTQ+ youth, career counseling, libraries, HIV and sexual health, language classes, and so much more).

Every direct service provider listed on InReach is vetted by our trained volunteers to be welcoming to LGBTQ+ people facing persecution or discrimination. 

Our trained volunteers employ a rigorous tailored vetting process for all direct service providers listed on InReach. Our core vetting criteria include: 

  • Is the direct service provider active and legitimate? (required to be listed on InReach)
  • Is the direct service provider LGBTQ+ affirming? (required to be listed on InReach)
  • Does the direct service provider meet any of InReach’s intersectionality definitions? (preferred but not required to be listed on InReach)
    • At InReach, we recognize that LGBTQ+ equality requires trans justice, racial justice, refugee justice, reproductive justice, language justice, and more. As a result, in addition to verifying that each provider listed on InReach is generally LGBTQ+ affirming, our trained volunteers also verify whether providers are led by and/or have expertise serving specific historically marginalized LGBTQ+ communities.
    • See our intersectionality definitions for more information. 

We repeat our vetting process for every provider listed on InReach at least once every 6 months.

Please see the “Our Vetting Process” page for more information.

Visit the InReach App (on a computer, web browser on your phone, or download our mobile app on the App Store or Google Play)

If you are using a computer or tablet:

  • Click on “Sign up for free” at the top right-hand corner of your screen
  • Click on “Professional/Provider” 
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to create your free InReach service provider user account

If you are using a web browser on your phone or our mobile app:

  • Click on “Account” at the bottom of the screen
  • Click on the “Sign Up” tab
  • Click on  “Professional/Provider” 
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to create your free InReach service provider user account
With a free InReach account you can unlock additional features, such as:
 
  • 💚 Save and share personalized resource lists with clients and coworkers
  • 💬 Leave public rating/reviews on organizations
  • 🏠 Suggest organizations in your area
  • 🔗 Claim your organization’s profile page (Coming soon!)

Please note: the ability for service providers to “claim” their own organization’s profile page on the redesigned InReach App is coming soon! 

With a free InReach service provider user account, you will soon be able to:

  • ✍🏾 Update your organization’s information on InReach
  • 📨 Invite other staff to join your organization on InReach 
  • 🔑 Gain access to future features built specifically for affiliated service providers on InReach! 

Sign up for a free service provider account today. 

Don’t see your organization, firm or agency listed on InReach? Submitting your organization for consideration is easy and helps our team to continue to improve and expand the free InReach App! The InReach team is currently accepting public resource suggestions for direct service providers located anywhere in the United States, Canada or Mexico.

To suggest a new resource for inclusion on InReach, you must create a free user account. Once you are logged in, you will be able to suggest a new resource.

You can suggest a resource to be listed on the free InReach App at this link..

Submitting a new resource for consideration is easy and helps our team to continue to improve and expand the free InReach App! The InReach team is currently accepting public resource suggestions for direct service providers located anywhere in the United States, Canada or Mexico.

To suggest a new resource for inclusion on InReach, you must create a free user account. Once you are logged in, you will be able to suggest a new resource.

You can suggest a resource to be listed on the free InReach App here.

To rate and review a resource, you must first create a free user account.  Please see “HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A USER ACCOUNT?” above for instructions. 

 

Once you are logged in, you will be able to leave a public rating (one to five stars) and written review on any direct service provider you find listed on InReach. 

 

  • Click on any direct service provider you see listed in the App to go to the organization’s profile page 
  • Click on the “Reviews” tab on the provider’s profile page to be taken to the the “Leave a review” section 
  • Click on the stars (one to five stars) to leave a rating 
  • Type your review in the text box to leave more feedback on your experience

To share feedback with our team, please fill out our quick InReach App Share Feedback Survey

We’d love to hear from you!

Other Questions

At InReach, we recognize that preserving online anonymity is a life-or-death issue for many LGBTQ+ people. That’s why the free InReach App (our web app, native iOS app, and native Android app) is designed to prioritize protecting users’ safety and confidentiality online.

User Demographic Data

We do not require any personally identifiable information to use the free InReach App.Users who choose to create a free InReach user account have the option to share the following demographic information via an anonymous online survey:

  • Birth year
  • Country of origin
  • LGBTQ+ identity (sexual orientation and gender identity)
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Immigration status
  • Current location

All of this sensitive information is stored anonymously and not connected to any single individual user or user account.*(*The only exception is the Local Community Reviewer user account type, which leverages any demographic information collected to enhance Local Community Reviewers’ volunteering experience and impact. For Local Community Reviewer accounts, we require location and all other demographic information is optional but would be tied to their user record. This data would only be visible outside of InReach staff if the Local Community Reviewer chooses to make it visible through their account privacy settings. Sharing a public-facing profile, will help other users’ to feel more confident in your reviews.) Understanding our user demographics can help us to quantify our impact, raise funds, and evaluate future product decisions. We appreciate users voluntarily sharing this information with us, and we take these steps to protect your privacy and anonymity.

Site Usage Analytics

InReach uses Google Analytics to anonymously analyze and track App usage data (e.g., user searches and other behavior) in the aggregate. Google Analytics is GDPR compliant and does not collect any personally identifiable information and anonymizes all data collected. Users cannot be identified and are never tracked across websites. InReach also uses Vercel Analytics to analyze web vitals and performance. Vercel Analytics provides site usage information without being tied to, or associated with, any individual visitor or IP address. The recording of data points is anonymous and the Analytics feature does not collect or store information that would enable Vercel to reconstruct a browsing session across pages or identify a user.

Read our full privacy policy for more information

Yes! Please see our ‘Free Marketing Materials’ page here. Please check back regularly for new translations and designs.

Yes, if a LGBTQ+ person is planning to seek asylum, resettle in or travel through the United States, Canada or Mexico they can use the free InReach App to help them plan ahead. They can visit our free app to begin searching for safe, verified legal, medical, mental health and other social services. They can also sign up for a free InReach user account to easily share and save their personalized resource lists for later.

Yes! Please see below for additional resources:

Country Condition Research & Reports

Manuals for Attorneys Representing Asylum Seekers

Additional Resources

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): “Children on the Run” (2016) & “Women on the Run” (2015)

While asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants outside of the LGBTQ+ community are always welcome to use the free InReach App to connect with local immigrant-friendly services, our focus is on serving the diverse LGBTQ+ community.

If your client does NOT identify as LGBTQ+, you can check out:

  • USAHello – A free website created for refugees and immigrants in the United States. Visit their website for more information.

InReach is the world’s first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people with safe, verified resources. The free InReach App is available on web (the computer), mobile web (a web browser on your phone) and native iOS and Android. The App is available in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, Canada, and Mexico. 

Please note that InReach cannot provide direct travel support or help obtaining travel visas.

If you are assisting someone who is in need of direct travel support or help obtaining travel visas, or who is currently located in another country (outside of the United States, Canada or Mexico), please visit our international resource page for a list of of other organizations to contact who may be able to assist them in physically reaching safety.

About InReach

Jamie co-founded InReach (fka AsylumConnect) during his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, a classmate shared his personal experience struggling to find safe resources during the U.S. asylum process despite access to technology. As a trans man who grew up in a conservative environment, the feeling of not being able to live authentically and lacking easily accessible information on how to find affirming support deeply resonated with Jamie. So, during their senior year, the two friends co-founded AsylumConnect, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started as the world’s first technology platform for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, to fill the critical resource information gap facing the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The organization is founded on the belief that every LGBTQ+ person deserves the safety and freedom to live authentically.  

In May 2022, AsylumConnect officially became InReach. Since launching its app in 2016, the organization has seen the platform be used by a wide variety of LGBTQ+ people, in addition to those seeking asylum. The organization rebranded to InReach to better communicate and reflect the value of its free technology to a diverse LGBTQ+ user base.

Today, InReach has verified services for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugees and other immigrants, LGBTQ+ BIPOC communities, the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) community, LGBTQ+ youth and their caregivers, and more LGBTQ+ communities.

Since launching in 2016, we have seen our free tech platform be used by a wide variety of LGBTQ+ people, in addition to those seeking asylum. As a result, we decided to rebrand our organization from AsylumConnect to InReach to better communicate and reflect the value of our App to a broader user base. We are committed to ensuring all members of the diverse LGBTQ+ community–including asylum seekers and refugees, undocumented and other immigrants, young people experiencing homelessness, those facing family or community rejection due to their identity, and other transgender and non-binary people in need of safe resources–always have access to trusted information on where it is safe to go for help.

Please see our press release for more information on our decision to rebrand from AsylumConnect to InReach. 

No. We are very proud of our history and we intend to remain the go-to platform for LGBTQ+ people seeking asylum. 

We began by validating our free technology model and user need with LGBTQ+ asylum seekers. Now that it’s clear that other LGBTQ+ people can benefit from our product as well, we are expanding. The new InReach brand reflects the growth of our organization.

Our governing board of directors worked with a digital marketing agency B-Reel on choosing our organization’s new name and logo. Our goal was to choose a new name that more effectively communicates who our free technology is able to help, while continuing to honor our organization’s history.  

Our new name (“InReach”) strives to invoke a sense of hope and encompasses what our tech platform aims to accomplish at scale: safe help is InReach for all members of our diverse LGBTQ+ community.

We are based in the United States. Our team is remote, with board members, advisors, staff, volunteers, and interns located across the country. We do not accept in-person appointments. 

You can access the free InReach App 24/7 on desktop or mobile from around the world to connect with safe, verified legal, medical, mental health and social services near you.

Yes! InReach (formerly known as AsylumConnect) is a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States recognized by the IRS (EIN: 81-1066673). Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Thanks very much for the support! You can donate online or by check. Please see our donate page for more information.

Use our online contact form to write to our partnerships team. We’d love to hear from you!

If you are a corporate law firm or other organization who is interested in financially supporting InReach, please visit our Corporate Partnership page for partnership opportunities.

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Help Us Test The InReach App

We are looking for feedback on the InReach App (the world’s first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people facing persecution or discrimination with safe, verified resources). Participants in our remote usability testing will receive a $25 Visa eGift Card for their help.

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