Voices

For a better understanding of HIAS Pennsylvania’s work and mission, listen to and read the words of our clients, our volunteers, our staff, and our board members.

For more information about HIAS Pennsylvania’s history please read about our Legacy.

  • Maria* was in a constant state of panic, always crying and fearful. Every day, she woke up and thought about her children who were far away, perhaps...
  • Sonia Nazario, pulitzer Prize winining author of Enrique's Journey and HIAS Pennsylvania's 2015 Golden Door Awards Keynote speaker was...
  • Long-time volunteer Hannah Lee has a blog, "A Cultural Mix". Inspired by her work with HIAS Pennsylvania refugees and saddened by recent...
  • Aung Myo Twin arrived with his wife as a Burmese refugee in 2008 and was resettled by HIAS Pennsylvania. He fled from his country in 1996 and from...
  • Thanks to the Lincoln Communities Project, HIAS Pennsylvania was able to join with other Pennsylvania refugee resettlement agencies to create videos...
  • Thanks to the Lincoln Communities Project, HIAS Pennsylvania was able to join with other Pennsylvania refugee resettlement agencies to create videos...
  • Thanks to the Lincoln Communities Project, HIAS Pennsylvania was able to join with other Pennsylvania refugee resettlement agencies to create videos...
  • Earlier this month, we got an exciting package in our mailbox: Harriet Katz, made a gift in honor of the 100th anniversary of her grandfather's...
  • by Hannah Hyams*, age 15 Several weeks ago, my dad, my friend Sara, and I went to greet Bhutanese immigrants with HIAS Pennsylvania and I can...
  • Patricia Awo immigrated to United States at the age of thirteen as a result of the Liberian Civil War.  This internal conflict resulted in over...

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