Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Taking Action for Asylum-Seekers

Now that you’ve watched Seeking Asylum, learn how you can take the next steps in supporting people exercising their right to migrate.

Thank you for your interest in hosting an individual or family seeking asylum. By choosing to care and share our resources, we can counter the brutality experienced by asylum-seekers. We are looking for community groups and congregations to welcome asylum-seekers and offer them support and solidarity as they get established in their new communities. As depicted in Seeking Asylum, people looking for safety in the United States face many barriers. We can prepare you to humanely and skillfully help them through these challenges.

We invite you to complete this form to indicate your interest, and a team member will be in touch with you soon.


What is involved in hosting?

A host group is matched with an asylum-seeker or an asylum-seeking family and provides access to housing, legal representation, medical care, transportation, and more until the asylum-seeker receives a work permit and is able to financially support themselves (at least 1 year). Housing can be provided in someone’s home or on a separate property.

How big does my team need to be?

We recommend putting together a core team of 4-5 people to serve as the main organizers, with a support team of several additional volunteers to help with tasks like transportation.

Do I have to have experience working with asylum-seekers?

No. The UUSC Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum-Seekers (CAPAS) team will provide training, guest placement, and ongoing support for your group.

Do I need to be in a faith-based group to participate?

We welcome community groups and faith-based groups to join us. If there is a group of people dedicated to migration justice, we would love to work with you! We can work with groups in any location in the United States. 

What is UUSC?

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates.

To learn more about the program, please fill out this form. Thank you for your interest in assisting asylum-seekers like Kensy!