ASYLUM STORIES

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Asylum Task Force is a ministry of Hadwen Park Church and a community-based organization dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBTQI individuals who are seeking asylum in the United States.

Asylum seekers who file for asylum in the United States are not permitted to work until they are granted a work permit and social security number, a process which can take more than a year. During that time, we strive to provide housing and financial support.


Our goal is to educate the public in an effort to change policy around the globe so that someday no LGBTQI person will need to seek asylum because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and the need to find a safe place.

​Help with our social media campaigns! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Help reach more people and raise more money for asylum seekers.​​

FOLLOW US

Diane lived with her grandmother. A friend of her grandmothers’ began asking private questions about why she didn’t marry. Diane tried to keep the answers general. But, the lady was persistent, “You are so beautiful, why don’t you have a man?” Diane talked about her career and that she wanted to be self-sufficient.  That is culturally frowned upon.  She dodged the questions as best she could...

ATTEND MEETINGS

WELCOME,

Join us for our "Second Monday" community dinner/planning session, 2nd Monday of every month, 6:00 p.m., at Hadwen Park Church, 6 Clover St. Worcester, MA 01603.​​

WAYS TO HELP

ASYLUM SEEKERS!

OUR MISSION

*Donations are tax deductible.

DONATE

​​Put your money where your heart is! Make a secure online donation today or mail your check to Hadwen Park Church 6 Clover St. Worcester, MA 01603. Please make checks payable to Hadwen Park Church and add LGBT Fund in the memo.