StoryCorps Atlanta: Welcoming Other Refugees To America

Safia "Hoya" Jama shares some of her experiences with coworker Sarah McCormick in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
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Sarah McCormick and Safia Jama work together at a refugee resettlement and resource organization. Jama — a Somalian refugee and mother of nine ─ is referred to by many of her colleagues as “Hoya,” the Somali word for “mother.”

In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, Sarah invites “Hoya” to share some of what she’s learned on her path from being a refugee to her work resettling others.

This story was recorded in partnership with New American Pathways.