UMAC is, at its core, a collaborative effort. On an organizational scale students, physicians, and advisors work together to determine the trajectory of the organization. More broadly, UMAC is at the confluence of organizations providing services to those seeking asylum and other forms of immigration status, including organizations that provide temporary relief for asylum seekers, and those that provide legal services.


We are always seeking new partners to help provide services to asylum seekers and others.

Physicians for Human Rights


For more than twenty years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has been at the forefront of protecting the right to live in safety. The Asylum Program’s unique model provides direct service to asylum seekers, advocates for improved conditions in U.S. immigration detention centers, and documents human rights abuses that immigrants suffer in their home countries and in U.S. care.



Freedom House of Detroit


Freedom House Detroit is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world seeking legal asylum in the United States and Canada. They are the only agency in the United States that provides all services needed by those fleeing persecution in their home country. Since 2012, Freedom House has also assisted victims of human trafficking.