Caledonian Record: Local Nonprofit Helps Asylum Seekers From Other Countries

December 29, 2022

A local non-profit organization has been operating quietly for the past few years.

But at Wednesday night’s St. Johnsbury Select Board meeting, they publicly announced themselves to the community.

Northeast Kingdom Asylum Seekers Assistance Network (NEKASAN) has been helping those who flee their home countries due to violence and fear and enter the United States.

“We welcome people and families who have fled violence and probable death by their government,” said NEKASAN co-founder Libby Hillhouse of Danville during the meeting. “To a person, they have endured extreme trauma and seek only safety and the possibility of a secure future.” …