ASHN provides long-term housing for asylum seekers in an intentional community house - the Reservoir Hill House of Peace (RHHP).
Residents of RHHP include Mennonite and Brethren volunteers and others committed to intentional community living. ASHN clients are expected to actively involve themselves in this dynamic community. Find out what's happening at RHHP here!
Clients bring incredible strength and diversity to the RHHP community. The larger RHHP community includes many volunteers who may work with ASHN clients directly or indirectly through the Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE), or simply by becoming friends within the household.
ASHN was created and continues to be managed by a group of dedicated volunteers who make up the ASHN Steering Committee, which oversees planning and finances.
ASHN seeks to assist asylum seekers in their transition to self sufficiency; giving them the foundation to create new lives and reunite and support their families.
ASHN provides housing for asylum seekers as they work through the legal asylum process. Housing is provided in a community house setting in Baltimore City. Clients have a private bedroom with access to communal living areas and kitchen. They are encouraged to participate in family-style dinners, holiday events and other social activities with other house residents, all in effort to ease their transition into their new life and social norms. Clients usually stay with ASHN for 6 to 12 months. Once they acquire a work permit, they are on a trajectory toward independence and normally exit the program within months after earing a wage.
ASHN partners with the The Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) for referrals and client case work, including legal support, mental health and physical health referrals, language classes, and other independence-oriented services. AWE provide services to women, men and families. If you or someone you know requires asylum services, please contact AWE today.