Our social services and site service teams deliver shelter, food, clothing, social network development, and housing search and relocation services. On average, 97% of Freedom House’s residents exit the shelter into permanent, unsubsidized housing. That success is sustained over time, as evidenced by a near 0% recidivism rate.
Our on-site legal team guides clients through the asylum application, work authorization, asylum interview, family reunification, and change of status petition processes. On average, nationally, 28% of affirmative asylum applications are granted; at Freedom House, 90%. Our legal team accompanies every client to their Chicago asylum interview, delivering critical moral support and legal advocacy.
Clients receive on-site counseling to recover from trauma and manage their anxiety. Through partnerships with medical providers and Wayne State University’s Global Health Alliance, clients access healthcare and healthcare education.
A resource for groups seeking global perspectives, experiential education, and issue expertise. Freedom House Detroit staff and clients lead live, cross-cultural discussions that meet the needs of each audience.
Clients work with a case manager who guides them through a continuum of pre-employment services, including English as a Second Language classes, financial literacy training, professional acculturation experiences, and resume design, job searching, and interview coaching. Ninety- seven percent (97%) of FHD clients exit with jobs.