Every year, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and OLAS (LGBT Sanctuary Project) provide free legal and psychological support to over 550 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.
During these challenging times, we have pivoted our in-person services to remote options, like setting up our trilingual hotline and taking phone appointments to help people with legal cases, unemployment, rent relief, food, and mental health support.
Your support will allow us to continue offering the following services:
> Monthly online support meetings > Cash grants to pay for basic needs > Assistance with unemployment benefits
About 75% of our LGBT constituents come from Latin America; many do not speak English; some have limited Spanish; and some are illiterate.
Almost all are low-wage workers who have been experiencing economic hardship and isolation; most are not eligible for federal aid.
Please join us in changing the lives of LGBT asylum seekers this month and beyond!