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Maine Asylum Seeker Crisis Support

A rapid response effort of the Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund at Maine Initiatives

$345,060 raised

$300,000 goal

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!


******* WE DID IT!!! THANK YOU! **************

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Immigrant-Led organizations are leading the asylum seeker response in Maine, working on the front lines with the individuals and families currently being housed in the Portland Expo, in municipal shelters, in local hotels, and arriving in Sanford, Brunswick, and other cities statewide.

These organizations are in need of immediate resources to continue providing asylees with the essential direct services that support their physical, social, legal, and economic survival.

By donating to the Immigrant-Led Organizations (ILO) Fund, you:

  • Demonstrate your support for the human right to asylum
  • Empower community leaders and organizations with lived experience of immigration
  • Take part in creating a more welcoming and equitable Maine

Donate to the ILO Fund today and help us reach our $300,000 goal by July 1st. These funds will go directly to Immigrant-Led organizations including the following:

Action for Life
Congolese Community of Maine
Furniture Friends
Gateway Community Services
Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center
Hope Acts
Immigrant Resource Center
In Her Presence
Maine Access Immigrant Network
Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition
Presente Maine
Prosperity Maine
Rwandese Community Association of Maine
Yetu Housing and Community Resources
York County Community Action Corporation

Maine Asylum Seeker Crisis Support is a rapid response effort of the Immigrant-Led Organizations (ILO) Fund at Maine Initiatives.

We extend our gratitude to the members of the Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative (IRFC) that are supporting this effort: The Clowes Fund, the Betterment Fund, the Rocking Moon Foundation, the Good Shepherd Food Bank, the John T. Gorman Foundation, the Samuel L. Cohen Foundation, and Maine Health Access Foundation.