Founded in 2016, ASAP is the first and only nonprofit dedicated to serving an estimated 25,000 asylum seekers in the D.C. Metro region.
Our mission is to support the safety, stability, and economic security of asylum seekers and their families.
Our vision is to ensure that all persons fleeing persecution abroad are empowered to rebuild their lives in the U.S. with purpose and dignity.
We believe that all people have the right to equitable treatment and a fair allocation of community resources.
We believe that inclusion makes us stronger.
We believe our clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters come to us with a wellspring of skills, abilities, and expertise. Our job is to build on these strengths to encourage and empower.
We believe partnership is the most effective way to improve the lives of asylum seekers. We are committed to building a coalition of providers to serve and support our clients.
Our work requires us to address seemingly intractable problems. With courage, imagination, and grit, we believe we can create meaningful change.