A campaign to ensure every asylum seeker who makes it to New York has the services, shelter, and care that they need to not only survive but thrive. A policy agenda for federal, state, and city government to ensure asylum seekers have the resources and supports they need to feel welcome and thrive in their new homes.
Provides a number of services to migrant families and individuals (legal, workforce, etc.).
The webpage breaks down the services/programs they offer by category and has a “find help” button users can click at the bottom. Categories include resources for unaccompanied immigrant children, English and citizenship classes, reuniting families, job prep and placement, and more.
Information about COVID-19 testing and health services for immigrants, federally qualified healthcare centers, and coverage options for the uninsured. This guide also lists additional resources and links for immigration resources related to low-cost healthcare.
A printable two-pager/poster with information about your rights while driving (and how to exercise them), as well as tips to remember to do (and not do) if you are stopped while driving in New York. This guide also provides a phone number for additional information.
Know Your Rights trainings, one-pagers, wallet cards, and guides for asylum seekers in many languages for download. You can also download trilingual posters to help guide asylum seekers – many of whom have limited English and literacy skills – through the difficult process of receiving asylum, and provide information about other resources they can turn to for assistance. Finally, this webpage hosts policy guides and immigrant business, health, and financial empowerment guides to help migrant families know their options for establishing themselves in NYC
HerMigrantHub (HMH) is a social research initiative made up of a team of women activists with lived experiences of forced migration living in NYC, Fordham University MSW students, and two migration and mental health scholars working to improve access to and utilization of health and mental health care for women asylum seekers in NYC.
HerMigrantHub has created resource guide booklets for migrants and asylum seekers which can be distributed by service providers.
The Migration Policy Institute provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. The MPI Language Portal Digital Library is a database to find resources used to provide services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and includes state-specific and local agency documents such as contracts, reports, and sample translated materials for the following service areas: Education, Health, Public Safety, and Social Services.
SAMHSA x MHTTC have compiled resources to support the mental health of asylum seekers, primarily unaccompanied minors, developed by the MHTTCs and other reputable organizations. In addition, resources include trauma-informed tips and strategies for frontline and human services workers responding to migrant + asylum seeker crisis.