About Us

Mission Statement:

Asylee Women Enterprise helps women seeking asylum to rebuild their lives and their spirits. Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) provides transitional housing, companionship and community to asylum seekers by offering a safe and nurturing home, opportunities to connect within the larger community and each other.


The seeds of AWE began in January 2011. It is a collaboration of Catholic Sisters from 8 Catholic women’s religious communities in Baltimore working together to provide housing and a network of community to women seeking asylum. It is a secular organization open to all asylum seekers.

Sisters from the following Communities have been instrumental in developing AWE

Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore
Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart
Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sister of Notre Dame de Namur
Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Sisters of Bon Secours
Sisters of St. Francis, Philadelphia

Contact Us

General Inquiries Email: info@asyleewomen.org

Volunteer Inquiries Email: info@asyleewomen.org

Housing/Program Inquiries Email: info@asyleewomen.org

Media Inquiries Email: tnelms@asyleewomen.org

Phone: 443-850-0627

Offices: 4500 Frankford Ave., Baltimore MD 21206