Rainbow Refugee Committee
Published: 6 Oct 2016
Street Address: 1170 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Z7, Canada
Rainbow Refugee Committee is a Vancouver-based grassroots organization, comprised entirely of volunteer members engaging in support and advocacy with LGBTQ/HIV positive asylum seekers, refugee claimants and refugees. Rainbow Refugee provides information about the RSD process tailored to those making claims based on sexual orientation or gender Identity. It puts clients in contact with lawyers experienced in LGBT/HIV refugee claims and accompanies them to hearings, security checks or other meetings with officials. A peer support and information group is held twice a month. Rainbow Refugee collaborates with other NGOs to help LGBT refugee claimants access safe housing, social assistance, mental and physical health care and jobs. Rainbow Refugee offers these services in English, Spanish, Farsi and Arabic, but they can answer emails in French, Hindi and Urdu.