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How you can help welcome LGBTQ+ Afghan refugees to your community

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How you can help welcome LGBTQ+ Afghan refugees to your community #WelcomeWithDignity” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%234892da” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]As of January 31, 2022, over 68,000 Afghans have relocated to the United States. Afghan asylum seekers now face a long and arduous process. The current affirmative asylum backlog is more than 600,000 cases with a broader immigration backlog of 1.4 million cases. LGBTQ+ Afghan asylum seekers and refugees remain especially vulnerable during resettlement.  

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The Afghan Adjustment Act

The Afghan Adjustment Act will pave the way for at-risk Afghans to receive permanent legal status much quicker. Tell Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act now:


Share InReach’s Free Technology

LGBTQ+ 🏳️‍🌈 Afghans resettling in communities across the United States can use our free resource platform to locate independently verified safe legal, medical, mental health and social service providers, 24/7.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18509″ img_size=”large”][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”HOW TO USE INREACH TO FIND SAFE SERVICE PROVIDERS VERIFIED TO BE WELCOMING TO LGBTQ+ ASYLUM SEEKERS AND OTHER LGBTQ+ PEOPLE FLEEING PERSECUTION” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%234892da” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]On your computer (or a web browser on your phone), visit: You can also download our free mobile app here.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Select your preferred language and the country you are looking for safe resources in (ie. the United States).[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18511″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Then type in the U.S. city or state where you are looking for verified affirming services.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18513″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Next, click “Service Type” and select all of the types of support you are looking for from the drop-down menu. For example:

  • “Community Support – LGBTQ Centers”
  • “Education and Employment – English Classes”
  • “Housing – Emergency Housing”
  • “Medical – Physical Evaluations for Asylum Claim”
  • “Mental Health – Support Groups” and “Mental Health – Trans Support Groups”

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18553″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Then click on “Search” to begin finding welcoming services near you. Scroll down the page to view the verified direct service providers who can help.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18555″ img_size=”large”][vc_single_image image=”18515″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Click on “Additional Filters” to remove direct service providers from your search that require any specific documentation (e.g. Photo ID, proof of residence/age/income, medical insurance, a referral) that you (or your client or person you are assisting) do not have access to.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18518″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Click on any of the listed organizations’ names to learn more about their services and to view their contact information.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18520″ img_size=”large”][vc_single_image image=”18521″ img_size=”large”][vc_single_image image=”18522″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Click on any of the services listed to learn more about the specific service’s requirements, contact information and access instructions.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”18557″ img_size=”large”][vc_single_image image=”18558″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sign-up for a free InReach user account to unlock additional functionality, including:

  • Public ratings and reviews: once logged-in, users can share public ratings (one to five stars) and written reviews on all resources
  • Save and share resources: once logged-in, users can also save and share their personalized resource list(s) via print or email
  • Public resource submissions: once logged-in, users can “suggest” new direct service providers that they think might be a fit for our platform via our “Suggest New Resource” form

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Share our free resource platform with LGBTQ+ Afghan refugees and other LGBTQ+ people in need of verified safe services:


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