We serve individuals and families seeking humanitarian protection. We provide legal services, community housing, food, clothing, housing search assistance, and access to medical care and mental health care, language classes, and job skills training.
I am seeking protection in Canada. Can you help me?
We may be able to assist you. Please call 313.964.4320.
What is asylum or humanitarian protection? Why would I need it?
Humanitarian protection is offered by the US government to persons fleeing violent or life-threatening situations in their home countries. There are different types of humanitarian protections, including asylum, refugee status, temporary protected status, humanitarian parole, and special visas for persons fleeing domestic violence or crime. Most of our clients seek asylum, but some already have protection and need additional help. Asylum is a legal status that allows people fleeing harm in their home countries to live safely in another country. Asylum is reserved for people who have been (or will be) harmed because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or particular social group, which can include victims of gang violence, victims of domestic violence, family membership, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, amongst many others.
I am afraid to return to my home country. Can you help me?
You may be eligible for our services. We examine each case individually to assess if we are the right provider for your needs. If we cannot help, we will do our best to refer you to other resources. You can call 313.964.4320 for more information.
Can you help me get out of my home country?
We know you are scared; we hope you are safe. There may be organizations in your country that can help. We only have the capacity to help people seeking protection who are already inside the US.
How much do I have to pay for your services?
Our goal is to ensure that our services are affordable for unhoused and unresourced persons seeking humanitarian protection. If you think you are eligible to receive services with us, please call us at 313.964.4320.
Do I have to live at Freedom House to receive legal services?
In most cases, yes. But former residents and persons seeking protection in Canada do not need to live at Freedom House Detroit to receive legal services.
What legal services should I expect to receive?
To develop trust and build a strong case for protection, our legal team works on-site at Freedom House Detroit. We will guide you through the legal process and help you apply for work authorization. We will represent you during legal proceedings. If you are granted protection, we can also help you reunify with your family and apply for a green card and citizenship.
Do you provide legal services for people not seeking humanitarian protection?
No. We specialize and handle cases for humanitarian protection only. If you are in need of other legal or immigration services, please visit this webpage for a list of organizations that may be able to help you.
I already have an attorney. Can I stay at Freedom House Detroit?
If you are seeking humanitarian protection and already have an attorney, you may be eligible to live at Freedom House Detroit.
I think Freedom House Detroit can help me. What do I do next?
Please contact us at 313.964.4320. We will respond to your inquiry within two business days. If you do not have a safe place to stay right now, you can arrive at Freedom House Detroit at any time, day or night, and we will do our best to assist you. If we determine that we are not the right provider for you or if we do not have any beds available, we will refer you to other services or shelter.
Freedom House Detroit cannot help me. What do I do?
If you do not qualify for our services or are seeking other immigration legal services, please click here.