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.

  • "I am also reminded of the diversity and individuality that each person possesses . Although our thoughts, beliefs, and backgrounds may vary, we...
  • HIAS Pennsylvania attorneys Rachel Rutter and Stephanie Lubert are leading a delegation of 7 pro bono attorneys through HIAS National to volunteer...
  • Since 2015, HIAS PA attorney Stephanie Lubert has been representing 8-year-old Estefani (pictured here with Stephanie, her mother, father, and little...
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  • "I was continually amazed and inspired by the resilience of clients and intake callers who have overcome tremendous adversity to reach the...
  • One of our asylum clients, Marion, has been highlighted by the Strength Source Project. We are working to help her gain asylum because she had to...
  • Elie Walondja, one of the refugees we resettled from Congo, is a gifted musician. Listen to the wonderful song he wrote in honor of HIAS Pennsylvania...
  • Alana Murphy is biking across the United States with a mission. In every state her wheels take her, she meets refugees who have trekked thousands of...
  • Tony Hochstetler, founder of Homeworks Cleaning Service, is an entrepreneur. He started Homeworks as a business that would offer people responsible...
  • Jinsi was fourteen when they came. The military stormed her small village and forced her father to work for them. And then he was gone. Dead. When...

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