OLAS was founded in 2014 as a response to the personal and collective needs of LGBT immigrants from Latin America who are seeking asylum in the United States due to experiences of violence and discrimination in their countries of origin.
We offer supportive, healing group experiences in the format of weekend workshops, retreats and holiday celebrations.
Through these events, we:
* promote healing from homophobic/transphobic violence
* build community
* teach stress reduction and relaxation skills
* foster emotional well-being and self-acceptance
* provide education and training on important matters affecting our participants, such as legal Q&A's and self-defense classes
For more information on our one-of-a-kind events, click here