Chicago Newcomers Assistance Network
All people have inherent dignity and deserve respect. Since August 2022 over 10,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Chicago. Many have made a harrowing journey, but all are fleeing persecution and harm. Upon arrival, both adults and families with children are often sent to police stations and other temporary locations due to a lack of adequate shelters. These facilities lack even basic necessities like bedding, food, and showers. The Newcomers Assistance Network is a local volunteer group organized to help asylum seekers at the District One police station meet their basic needs and establish independence.