In March, The Foundation was proud to join the New York City Council and partners in announcing the Welcome NYC initiative, a public-private partnership to support asylum seekers in New York. This $2.2 million collective commitment supports those rapidly responding on the frontlines. As asylum seekers and migrants continue to arrive in New York, it is essential that they are held in community by those with the expertise and lived experience to support them.
The New York Women’s Foundation is excited to share the 5 organizations being supported as part of the Welcome NYC initiative:
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)
These organizations are leaders in the immigration justice movement and are leading the way on the frontlines of addressing the influx of asylum seekers and migrants with care and unwavering support. They are committed to welcoming people into our city with both compassion and the necessary resources to thrive. New York demonstrates that it is essential to treat people seeking asylum with the dignity and human rights they deserve, and The Foundation is proud to invest in that.