Refuge for Nations

About Us

OUR MISSION

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Refuge for Nations is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to empowering refugee and immigrant women in the United States.  We provide all the support needed for women to not just survive, but to thrive in the new life ahead of them. From breaking down language barriers with our ESL (English as a Second Language) courses to learning skilled trades that leads to eventual employment, our organization empowers women with the tools needed to build a meaningful life for themselves as well as their families. 

OUR VISION

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Through strategic partnerships with the greater community, it is our aim to grow employment opportunities for refugee and immigrant women who may not immediately thrive in traditional work settings.  We hope to be able to provide new avenues for employment, assistance with housing and any other support needed to settle comfortably. Through these efforts, we also look for ways we can give back or contribute to the greater community.

OUR PRODUCTS

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From women's clothing and accessories to baby products, our women are ready to serve you! We offer custom products for partners and other causes close to our heart. Our network of refugee and immigrant women work diligently to fill all orders with a strong sense of purpose, love  and care. If you'd like to request our services for a special order, please contact us at  info@refugefornations.com.

OUR TEAM

Cynthia Khan

Cynthia Khan, Founder of Refuge for Nations

FOUNDER

Director of International Friendship Centers

Dr Fidelis D'Cunha Ph.D

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District Provost Diversity and Inclusion Wayne Community College District, Detroit 

Sunanda Samaddar Corrado, PhD

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Adj. Professor WCCCD Anthropology

Dr. Sherri Henderson

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President 

Global Business Development Firm

MAFE Detroit

Katie Bigelow

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President

Mettle Ops

Sophia Hermiz

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 Business Owner

Janan Kalabat

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Clinical Therapist

CEO Kalli Homes LLC

Candace Adams

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President

CompositeTech

Barbie Weisserman

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Artistic Manager

PAPA Weeze

Valerie Johnson

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Fashion Stylist & Image Consultant

Fashion Show Producer

Dedicated Support Staff & Volunteers

OUR LOCATIONS

35555 Garfield

Clinton Township, MI

6961 Mead

Dearborn, MI

2470 Collingwood Street

Detroit, MI


IN THE PRESS

WORLD REFUGEE DAY

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Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution, or terror.

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THE RUNWAY MIRACLE

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PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ONE  features Refuge for Nations' Fashion Show Runway Miracle (May 2019).

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EMPOWERING WOMEN

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SHEI Magazine features Refuge for Nations' mission to empower refugee & immigrant women through sewing. 

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STITCHING TOGETHER LIVES

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The Hamtramck Review highlights how Refuge for Nations' Sewing Centers are changing lives daily

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FASHION EMPOWERS

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MAFE DETROIT shares how founder, Cynthia Khan leveraged her passions to help local women through fashion.

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OUR PARTNERS



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