Chittenden Asylum Seekers Assistance Network

Welcoming people one family at a time

An urgent need in Chittenden County

After fleeing life-threatening situations in their country of origin, asylum seekers face a years-long legal process. While they wait, these new neighbors are not immediately allowed to work, often know no one here, and are not eligible for many benefits.

CASAN has stepped up to fill this gap, providing assistance according to each family or individual’s situation.

What we do

Since 2019, CASAN has assisted numerous families from different countries who are in Chittenden County, Vermont while they are in the legal process of seeking asylum. This assistance includes:

financial support for daily living expenses

help finding housing

rides to doctors appointments and more

friendship and social outings

connection to local resources and services

How you can help today

With $50 or 1 hour, give support and friendship to those fleeing life-threatening situations and seeking safety in Vermont.

Make a tax-deductible DONATION

Find out how to VOLUNTEER

Sign up to get e-mail updates from CASAN, and follow us on Facebook to STAY UP TO DATE.

Join us for two upcoming events

Join us for our Winter update meeting to learn more about the families we assist and how you can help. Tuesday, February 7 from 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom. Register to receive the link:

CASAN is co-sponsoring an educational presentation by the League of Women Voters: What is Non-citizen Voting? at the Fletcher Free Library, Saturday, February 18 from 2 to 3:30. The event will be livestreamed as well. See more information HERE.

Who we are

We are a volunteer group of interfaith individuals and people of good will in Chittenden County, Vermont, who have come together to assist people seeking asylum in our community.

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