Produced by Saleh Damiger
September 21, 2018
Nonprofit Provides Haven for Women Fleeing Abuse, Addiction, Trauma
Becca Stevens has dedicated her life to helping women escape prostitution, addiction and trafficking. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, she is the founder of Thistle Farms, a nonprofit program that provides housing, mental and dental care, counseling, and physical and educational help for its residents. VOA's Saleh Damiger visited Thistle Farms and filed a report.
April 12, 2018
Georgia Coffee Shop Sets Out to Help Refugees Integrate
Operating in one of the most culturally diverse communities in the United States, Refuge Coffee is a nonprofit business founded on a simple premise: improving the lives of refugees living in the U.S. Not only has it become a meeting place for people from all cultures, Refuge Coffee in Clarkston, Georgia, helps refugees improve their job skills and earn a living, while adapting to their new lives in a new country. VOA Kurdish Service reporter Saleh Damiger has more.
March 07, 2018
Non-profit Health Center Cares for Uninsured People
With the rising cost of healthcare in the U.S., and the growing demand for services by those who can least afford them, two doctors in Clarkston, Georgia, made a commitment to do something about it. Founded five years ago, the non-profit Clarkston Community Health Center wanted to make a difference - by providing free treatments and services for lower-income residents in the city of Clarkston and its surrounding communities. Saleh Damiger from VOA's Kurdish Service filed this report.
February 23, 2018
American Oncologist Asks Help to Stop Turkey's Attacks on Afrin
While oncologist Edress Othman works to save cancer patients here in the U.S., his own family faces death back in Afrin, Syria. The doctor, who has lived in the United States for nearly two decades, says his family feels betrayed by Washington for not asking Turkey to stop its attacks on their city. Saleh Damiger of VOA's Kurdish service spoke with the doctor and filed this report.
February 18, 2018
From Dishwasher to Heart Doctor, Atlanta Refugee Embodies American Story
A cardiologist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, is an example of the classic American rags to riches story, with a twist. Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli started his American experience as a young refugee from Syria, and Saleh Damiger has his story.