Resident Waiver and Release Form

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In exchange for my participation in DFW Asylum Seeker Housing Network “DBA DASH Network” Resident Activities and all related activities, including any activities incidental to such participation (“Resident Activities”), the under-signed Resident or Parent/Legal Guardian of Resident if Resident is under age 18 (hereafter referred to using “I”, “me”, or “my”) releases and agrees not to sue DASH Network or its officers, directors, employees, asylum seeker residents, sub-contractors, sponsors, business partners, volunteers, agents and affiliates (“DASH Network”) from all present and future claims that may be made by me, my family, estate, heirs, or assigns for property damage, personal injury, or wrongful death arising as a result of my participation in the Resident Activities wherever, whenever, or however the same may occur.

I understand that the typical DASH Network Resident Activities with which I may participate include but are not limited to living in the apartment or host family home in which I am placed; spending time with asylum seeker residents at their homes; spending time with residents in the community; hosting residents in my home; spending time with volunteers in their homes; attending, setting up or breaking down DASH Network events; being driven by volunteers to various appointments and locations, including doctor’s and legal appointments and DASH events; being taught by volunteers how to drive using their own vehicles; collecting, sorting and delivering belongings to residents, including groceries, toiletries and clothing; being taught English and Job Corp classes by volunteers, receiving assistance with resume preparation and job skills support by volunteers; receiving help by volunteers to find jobs and apartments; getting myself to and from DASH events; picking up and moving heavy objects including furniture; mobilizing volunteers and residents; assisting in social and electronic media activities; administrative functions.

I understand and agree that DASH Network is not responsible for any injury or property damage arising out of the Resident Activities, even if caused by their ordinary negligence or otherwise.

I understand that participation in the Resident Activities involves certain risks, including, but not limited to, serious injury. I am voluntarily participating in DASH Network and therefore the Resident Activities with knowledge of the possible danger involved and I agree to accept all risks of participation.

I understand that this document is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the state in which the Resident Activities take place and agree that if any portion of this Agreement is invalid, the remainder will continue in full legal force and effect.

I also acknowledge that DASH Network has not arranged and does not carry any insurance of any kind for my benefit or that of Resident (if Resident is under 18; my parents, guardians, trustees, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns). I represent that, to my knowledge, I am in good health and suffer no physical impairment that would or should prevent my participation in DASH Network and therefore the Resident Activities.

In exchange for my participation in DASH Network and the Resident Activities, I understand that I can anticipate to receive benefits including but not limited to free room, board, miscellaneous items like clothing and toiletries, a monthly stipend and bus tickets; forming impactful friendships with volunteers and asylum seekers from other countries to diversify my experiences; cultural and geopolitical education opportunities to broaden my understanding of the world; service opportunities to marginalized people groups to develop and demonstrate deeper sympathy and empathy; ESL and Job Corp classes to further workforce readiness; volunteer opportunities and chances to enhance spiritual growth; and resume-building credentials to further assist career advancement goals.

Furthermore, I understand that for their safety and the safety of their families it is strictly prohibited to take photos of any asylum seeker resident in the DASH Network program and/or publish their personal information in either traditional or electronic media without their expressed written consent, as provided via DASH Network.

I also understand that this document is a contract which grants certain rights to and eliminates the liability of DASH Network.

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