The Asylum Seeker Assistance Project – Common Ties
The Asylum Seeker Assistance Project (ASAP) is the first and only nonprofit dedicated to serving the estimated 25,000 asylum seekers living in the Washington D.C. Metro region. An asylum seeker is a person who applies for refugee status after they enter the U.S. Founded in 2016 by Joan Hodges-Wu, LGSW, ASAP’s vision is to build a scalable safety net to ensure that all persons fleeing persecution are given a chance to contribute to their new community and reach their full potential. ASAP is launching “Common Ties,” a new community building initiative designed to decrease social isolation and promote community engagement among ASAP clients.