Co-founded by a gay asylum seeker and trans American at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, InReach (formerly AsylumConnect) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing the world's first tech platform matching LGBTQ+ people with safe, verified resources. InReach’s free technology instantly matches LGBTQ+ people fleeing persecution and other LGBTQ+ people in need with independently verified, affirming medical and mental health care, immigration and other legal help, safe housing, education and employment opportunities, translation services, community support, and more critical support services.
InReach is for the entire diverse LGBTQ+ community – including asylum seekers and refugees, undocumented and other immigrants, young people experiencing homelessness, those facing family or community rejection due to their identity, those living with HIV/AIDS, and other transgender and non-binary people in need of safe resources.
The free InReach App is available on web, mobile web, and native iOS and Android. The App is available in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
To-date, InReach's work has been recognized by the Clinton Foundation (2017 Clinton Global Initiative University Alumni Honor Roll), Roddenberry Foundation (2019 Roddenberry Fellowship), 2019 Foursquare For Good Challenge, Forbes 30 Under 30 (Class of 2020 in Law & Policy), Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards (2020 Finalist, "Apps" category), and Linktree’s Passion Fund (2021 Grand Prize Winner).
Learn more at inreach.org