September 7, 2019
The LGBT Asylum Task Force supports and advocates for LGBTQI immigrants who are fleeing persecution in their home countries. The Task Force, a ministry of Worcester’s Hadwen Park Congregational Church, UCC, provides safe housing and access to pro bono legal, medical, and mental health resources for their guests until they can legally work to support themselves.
The asylum seekers are mostly people of color and often from minority religions, and at times they face situations that they did not expect in their sanctuary country. This presentation will delve into some of these instances and how they have worked together to overcome them.