News & Views

Recapturing a Future

Jinsi was fourteen when they came. The military stormed her small village and forced her father to work for them…. MORE

One Man’s Journey Through War to Save His Son

Mustafa* knows two kinds of fear: the suffocating fear of dying or losing a loved one in a bomb blast,… MORE

A Family United

Maria* was in a constant state of panic, always crying and fearful. Every day, she woke up and thought about… MORE

Portrait of a Donor: Honoring Grandpa on His Naturalization Anniversary

Earlier this month, we got an exciting package in our mailbox: Harriet Katz, made a gift in honor of the… MORE

Profile in Courage – The Asylee Outreach Project

Patricia Awo immigrated to United States at the age of thirteen as a result of the Liberian Civil War.  This… MORE

The Faces of Today and Yesteryear – Stories of Immigration

by Barry Fireman John F. Kennedy wrote an essay entitled “A Nation of Immigrants” for which he was honored by… MORE

From Abuse to Self-Sufficiency: An Indonesian Woman’s Path to Independence

Merie has seen more than her share of struggles, but her strength and tenacity are what bring us to highlight… MORE

In The News: HIAS PA Know Your Rights Coordinator Discusses Collaboration

Gerardo Castillo Jimenez, HIAS PA’s Know Your Rights Coordinator, discusses the “PA is Ready!” collaboration with Project Libertad – an… MORE

In The News: How misinformation and fear keep Philly immigrants from accessing public benefits

Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS PA, and other local experts clarify the degree to which benefits are actually available to immigrants… MORE

In The News: Refugee Thanksgiving Celebration

Last Sunday (11/18), HIAS PA hosted its annual Refugee Thanksgiving Celebration, welcoming dozens of refugees to their first Thanksgiving. Discover… MORE

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa.org/event/thankful-together-2021/

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

Click here to join our virtual Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.

Join us for Thankful TogetherWatch performances from cultural groups and immigrants from around Philadelphia.
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