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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.

  • 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
  • Linda
    After years of uncertainty, Linda finally found safety and was able to end the cycle of violence by petitioning for her children to join her in the U.S.
    October 19, 2017
  • Norma
    Norma's own perseverance and the support of her community helped her find her voice again, stronger than ever.
    October 13, 2017
  • Aracely
    "Tahirih saved my life and helped me heal. Thank you for helping Tahirih help me."
    April 7, 2017
  • Camille
    Determined to create a new life in safety for herself and children, Camille sought asylum in the United States. For the first time in her life, she had somewhere to turn to for help.
    July 9, 2015
  • Kae
    Kae wanted a future free of violence for both herself and her children. Through her perseverance and with the help of her attorneys, Kae was granted asylum.
    February 21, 2015
  • Meena
    "Getting connected to Tahirih’s resources changed everything. Their unwavering support gave me the courage to move forward and share my story with an asylum officer. After several difficult months, I was granted asylum. I felt like I had a second chance at life."
    December 18, 2013