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STARTUP REFUGEES is an innovative educational and mentoring program to help refugees start-up scalable businesses. This program has been successfully prototype by Friends of Refugees (FOR) over a two year period and was initiated by participants who wanted to start their own businesses, but were not being assisted elsewhere due to their limited English. 19 successful graduates have gone on to start high growth businesses in blue-collar industries and now employ numerous refugees with a similarly disadvantaged background within 2 years.


I am asking for a change in policy because I believe protecting our borders at the cost of our humanity, decency and compassion has transformed us into human rights abusers. These people who come by boat are you and I…..your brothers and sisters….daughters and sons. There but for the grace of God goes your or I. We are better than this. We are smarter than this. There is another option. Please stop turning your heads from the abuse this government perpetrates in your name.
Jane Healy
Your Voices from the TODAY AND EVERYDAY #IamWithYou Movement