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.

  • When Mary McCabe meets with children from Honduras, El  Salvador, or Guatemala, she is struck by their hope. They have  left their homes...
  •   On New Year's Eve, a donation was hand delivered to us. A woman at a local business had asked for donations from fellow employees at...
  • Alhaji Saccoh did not feel like he had enough to do. He was working part-time, and though he ran a nonprofit supporting two schools in his home...
  • 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...

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