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Tool or Template: LGBT Refugee Resettlement Guidelines and Agency Self-Assessment

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: October 30, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management
This tool is intended to serve two purposes: first, as a set of guidelines for resettlement agencies to use for determining which of their affiliates are best suited to accept LGBTQI+ refugees for placement; and second, as an agency self-assessment to help refugee programs identify strengths and challenges that they may face when resettling LGBTQI+ …

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Video: In Our Voices: The Journeys of LGBT Refugees and Asylees

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 24, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement
This short video produced by Heartland Alliance International highlights the courageous stories of a transgender refugee from the Middle East and a lesbian asylee from Central Africa. Watch this video to learn more about why LGBTQI+ refugees flee their countries and what resettlement agencies can do to support them in their time of need.

Guide: A Rainbow Retrospective: Reflecting on best practices and successes from the field

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 10, 2013
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment, Housing, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Partnerships
This guide includes information on creating safe spaces, forming community, collaborating with external partners, case management services, housing, employment, leveraging support from LGBTQI+ communities, and engaging communities of faith.

Video: We’re All in this Together: Refugee Allies Speak Out

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: July 3, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement
In this short video produced by Heartland Alliance International, we hear from Iraqi, Bhutanese, and Nigerian refugee allies who passionately support their LGBTQI+ brothers, sisters, and neighbors and call on their fellow immigrants to do the same.

Video: A Religious Call to Action: Supporting LGBT Refugees within Communities of Faith

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: March 24, 2013
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Throughout history, religious and faith communities have pioneered social justice efforts, spoken out on behalf of the poor and marginalized, and played an instrumental role in resettling vulnerable refugees. Whether it is the local church connecting volunteers to new families, the neighborhood mosque welcoming participants in its place of worship, or a faith-based resettlement agency …

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Guide: Rainbow response: A practical guide to resettling LGBT refugees and asylees

Author(s): Heartland Alliance
Date: October 22, 2012
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs, Mental Health and Wellness
This guide includes information on understanding sexual orientation and gender identity, creating a safe space for LGBTQI+ participants, community integration, and on providing direct services, legal services, and mental health services to LGBTQI+ clients. By acknowledging the unique circumstances under which LGBTQI+ refugees arrive and considering how their backgrounds and experiences will inform each service, …

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