Founded in 2016, ASAP is the first and only nonprofit dedicated to serving the estimated 25,000 asylum seekers living 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 build an inclusive society where all persons fleeing oppression are treated with compassion, dignity, and respect.
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.
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, challenge, and empower.
Our work requires us to address seemingly intractable problems. With courage, imagination, and grit, we believe we can create meaningful change.
We believe that all people have the right to equitable treatment and a fair allocation of community resources.