At Rotary's Feb. 6 meeting Sharon Carlson and Andrea Hewitt. two Concord women who started the non-profit "Dignity In Asylum" gave a riveting talk about the experiences of asylum seekers and their overwhelming needs. In an effort to help, Dignity in Asylum provides safe transitional housing and community support services to asylum-seekers who are at risk of homelessness, abuse and trafficking. Asylum seekers have no documentation, unlike refugees, who often have documentation and are eligible for public housing, work papers, and other government support. Thankfully Sharon and Andrea have been able to help many women and men survive precarious situations. They have used their past professional and volunteer experience to help very vulnerable people.