Read Our Special Feature: Voices from Afghanistan

A First Playdate

For many children, playdates and adventures are a natural part of childhood, but for those who have resettled into new communities from war-torn countries, the gift of a carefree childhood may be a luxury that doesn't come naturally.

January 9, 2021

Breaking Down Walls

“You don’t know, what you don’t know, ... If you never get in touch with someone new, you don’t learn anything. Every culture has developed really beautiful parts. Hopefully, by coming to a safe place, people can let the wall down and share their beautiful parts with the rest of us.”

January 9, 2021

Lighting the World - France - 2020

"I’ve found that serving brings indescribable joy and that small actions can build individuals in remarkable ways..."

January 9, 2021

The Need For Friendship

"For all their uncertainty, one of their greatest needs, and probably one of the greatest needs of everyone, (after basic physical needs are met), is for friendship..."

January 9, 2021

Lessons in Resiliency

As much as my newcomer friends may need help in successfully integrating into their new communities, the rest of us have much to gain from their lived experience, maybe especially in a pandemic-filled world of uncertainty.

January 6, 2021

Keeping Hope Alive

For the millions of Venezuelans who have traveled on foot to escape crisis, COVID-19 complications have forced many to turn back. How do they maintain hope?

January 2, 2021

Standard Bearer Communities

Fairfax County, Virginia - Opportunity Neighborhoods

Through a successful model of building welcoming communities, Fairfax County, Virginia brings community-based organizations together to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations.

December 22, 2020

Food For Thought

From Contributor, Ann Richmond (Idaho Community Programs Coordinator):

"And while you cook, I hope you read a small part of their story, and that you let that in, as well..."

December 1, 2020

Thanksgiving: A Story of Resettlement

The story of Resettlement is a shared experience of belonging. As true today as it was for our Forefathers: Their story IS our story. When newcomers feel like they belong, we all thrive.

November 30, 2019

Podcast

Resettlement: A Human Journey Podcast

TSOS was honored to be a guest on the ECDC African Community Center DC Metro's podcast "Resettlement: A Human Journey" to discuss the role of storytelling in the resettlement process. You can listen to the 45-minute Episode 2 on the ECDC ACC-DC Resettlement: A Human Journey website or by searching for their podcast Podbean.

November 13, 2019
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