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Survivor Voices

By the time a survivor arrives at our doors, they are already radically transforming our world — one person, one family, and one community at a time. You can amplify the voices of survivors by reading and sharing their stories.

  • Mercy
    "My constant prayer is that my children never go through what I endured."
    May 26, 2022
  • Mariela
    "Single mothers who share my story deserve a chance to rebuild their lives and provide a safer future for their children."
    November 16, 2021
  • Clara
    "I no longer have to hide in the shadows, I no longer live with uncertainty, I can finally work legally and provide for my son and daughter— I’m home, I’m safe, I’m free."
    October 25, 2021
  • Maria
    "We can overcome unthinkable situations. Every mother should have the opportunity to fight for justice for themselves and their family. We deserve to be heard and we deserve to be free of violence."
    February 23, 2021
  • Allan
    “Looking back, I see that I had the strength and resolve the whole time. Because of trauma, we tell ourselves we can’t do it. But in reality, we have overcome so much, and we will continue to overcome. I’m going to continue pressing forward to reach my dreams.”
    February 23, 2021
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    Maryam
    "I would not be where I am today if it were not for Tahirih’s dedication to provide me with legal, social, and moral support."
    February 23, 2021
  • Ana
    Overcoming many systemic barriers in her pursuit of justice, Ana finally received asylum six years after her initial escape from violence.
    December 4, 2019
  • Maria
    "As we walked out of the [ICE] building, I reminded myself I was on my way to Houston. To warmth, to family, to a new job, to my home."
    December 3, 2019
  • Aicha
    "After decades of seeking justice, I was finally free."
    November 13, 2018