Meeting the Needs  of  Asylum Seekers within

Supportive Community

in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont 

asylum seekers
Asylum Seeker
Asylum Seekers

NEKASAN helps asylum seekers get released from detention by providing sponsorship, hosting, support and a welcoming community

We assist our guests by helping meet their legal, medical, educational, employment, material, transportation, housing and other needs

After fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, asylum seekers are detained for an indefinite period of time in the U.S.

They need our help, now more than ever, due to the unsanitary, crowded conditions in the detention centers and shelters and the spread of Covid-19 


Freedom for Asylum Seekers

Officers and Board Members

Michelle Rutman, President

Libby Hillhouse, Vice President

John Ajamie, Treasurer

Meri Simon (Committee Chair Medical/Dental/Mental Health)

Jane Alper (Secretary and Committee Chair Legal)

Nancy Toney (Transportation)

Judy Daloz (Education)

Omar Johnson (IT)

Our address is:
PO Box 4123 

St Johnsbury, VT 05819-1160