Rating: 5 stars 2 2 reviews 457
Issues: Human Services, Immigration
Location: 2630 W Lafayette Blvd Detroit MI 48216 USA
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Freedom house is a safe haven for all seeking freedom of expression.
They are the only organization of its kind in the free world that house,cloth,feed,educate, and pay for medical attention.
They are unique and is located in the second oldest church in the USA.
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2 people found this review helpful
I have been a volunteer and/or board member for twenty years and am constantly impressed by how Freedom House carries out its ministry to our sisters and brothers seeking political asylum from countries where they have been oppressed, imprisoned, tortured, and worse due to the their religious, political, clan, or other affiliation, especially with so relatively few funds. The house is maintained by a group of hugely dedicated staff and volunteers. The residents themselves also bring dynamic energy.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing residents win their asylum cases; reunite with their families; begin healing from their trauma through therapy, art, and music; work together and help each other even though they were from warring factions in their home country; experience the residents assisting with non-profits in the Detroit area (a bike ride to raise funds and awareness to fight hunger); learn English;.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Provide them with more funds to obtain a larger and newer (they're housed in a convent more than 100 years old) facility.