Help Choices! Donate! So that we can offer urgently needed psychological first aid to LGBT asylum seekers in asylum centres. Psychological first aid is badly needed to help refugees deal with trauma, to prevent depression and problematic substance use.
Choices App and Helpline for LGBT Asylum Seekers
Many of us know that asylum centres struggle to provide adequate shelter, counselling and safe living conditions for LGBT asylum seekers. To help LGBT asylum seekers and status holders get psychological first aid and get in touch with stigma-free quality care, Choices Support Center is asking for donations to set up a free helpline with online video consultations.
With your donations we can upgrade the Choices for Treatment, Testing and Wellbeing app with additional services for LGBT asylum seekers and status holders, additional language options and a free helpline with online video-face consultations with a psychologist, a care coordinator and trained volunteers to make appointments.
The Choices helpline for LGBT asylum seekers living in asylum centres in the Netherlands will refer callers to the Choices Support Centre and COC Switchboard on certain days and times. Online video face-to-face consultations will include psychological first aid, substance use counselling and assistance in getting in touch with needed/wanted services, all of which are crucial for LGBT asylum seekers struggling with psychological issues and daily concerns about personal safety within the asylum centres.
This year during the holidays, when you are safely at home with friends and/or family, please think about the asylum seekers in the AZC, who live with the same people coming from the same countries they fled, still surrounded by the mentality and anti-gay behaviour that forced them to leave their homes. Living in constant fear in the Asylum Centre is immensely stressful and for many mentally impossible. We ask for your help to address a growing and urgent problem.
As a new non-profit organization, we are doing our best to respond to these growing needs. Now that our help is needed more than ever, we are asking for YOUR help. Support us and donate an amount of your choice using the button below. Choices is an ANBI registered foundation, so donations are tax deductible.
Donate an amount of your choice. Our gratitude is great.
As a community centre, we value the suggestions and information provided by members of our community. This allows us to continue to develop and improve our services. Would you like to become a volunteer or member of our community advisory committee? If so, please contact us.