Philadelphia groups among 12 awarded grants for Arab American programming
Press release (Aug. 15, 2011) — About two years ago, an elderly Iraqi mother and her 45-year-old daughter fled their country and became refugees in Philadelphia. They had nothing. They couldn’t afford rent, so they stayed in a church for a few months.
In time, they applied and obtained permanent residency, found part-time work and affordable housing in a friendly and safe neighborhood. They were able to do all of this thanks to assistance and guidance from the Arab American Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia.