EIN 81-3205931


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AsylumWorks empowers asylum seekers and other forced migrants to rebuild their lives with dignity and purpose. Its social services program serves as an entry point for new clients, addressing unmet needs relating to safety, health, and wellness through bilingual staff trained to provide clinical support. The organization's employment services offer two curricula for clients seeking employment, including Path Forward, a 20-hour program designed for non-English speakers seeking entry-level positions taught in English and Spanish.
Also known as...
Asylum Seeker Assistance Project
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Program areas at AsylumWorks

Social services - our social services program serves as an entry point for new Asylumworks clients. The purpose of this program is to help clients address unmet needs relating to safety, health, and wellness. Bilingual staff are trained to provide clinical case management, a professional modality of social work focused on reducing environmental barriers to promote access to services, resources, and information.
Training and technical assistance - leveraging the experience and expertise of our direct services staff Asylumworks has developed a unique, fee-for-service training and technical assistance program to help partner organizations increase the skill, confidence, and competence of staff and volunteers working with immigrant clients.
Community engagement - our community program is designed to create opportunities for clients to rebuild their social support network. Program activities include one-on-one client and volunteer engagements, general community gatherings, and specific community support groups for members of the lgbtq community.
Employment services - Asylumworks has developed two curricula for clients seeking employment. Our first program, path forward, is a 20-hour program designed for non-english speakers seeking entry-level employment. It is currently taught in english, spanish, amharic, and french. Our second program, reach higher, is a 40-hour program that helps english-speaking professionals prepare for career re-entry

Who funds AsylumWorks

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Tides FoundationEquity, Human Rights, and Economic Empowerment$250,000
Tides FoundationEquity, Human Rights, and Economic Empowerment$250,000
HiasHumanitarian Assistance$239,523
...and 9 more grants received

Personnel at AsylumWorks

Joan Hodges-WuExecutive Director$96,550
Alison BurkeDirector of Social Services
Sarah PriddyDevelopment and Engagment Manager
Parisa DadaLegal Education and Outreach Program Manager
Cindy HallberlinChair$0
...and 7 more key personnel

Financials for AsylumWorks

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$957,424
Program services$231,312
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,188,736

Form 990s for AsylumWorks

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-07-21990View PDF
2021-092022-03-02990View PDF
2021-092022-02-15990View PDF
2020-092021-05-26990View PDF
2019-092021-03-10990View PDF

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Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from The Lavin Family Foundation
December 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $250,000 from Tides Foundation
August 24, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
August 20, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
June 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $194,998 from Hias
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman rights organizationsInternational-focused organizationsCharities
Human rightsImmigrationForeign affairs
Partially liquidatedState / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
1718 Connecticut Ave NW 300
Washington, DC 20009
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 567-7980
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q71: International Migration, Refugee Issues
NAICS code, primary
813311: Human Rights Organizations
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