Individuals, Uncategorized

Armand, house manager at Hope House (Portland, Maine)

“When I see immigrants succeed, it gives me strength and encourages me to continue my work at Hope House, Maine’s only dedicated residential program for asylum seekers.  As the house manager for Hope House, it’s my responsibility to help immigrants adapt to their new life with the organization. It feels amazing to see immigrants grow, learn English and gain confidence. I love my job because I used to be in their position. Back in my country, I was a graphic designer, but when I came to America it was impossible for me to find a job because I didn’t know English well. Even though I am educated, people treated me as unintelligent. Thanks to Hope House, I have an apartment, speak English fluently, have a job and help so many others achieve their dreams.” 

Hope House is Maine’s only dedicated residential program for asylum seekers. As they work to transform their lives, immigrants are provided educational, legal, social, and leadership-focused programs to increase their success in work and independent living. Learn how you can make a difference here.IMG_6660

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