Refugee Resettlement Stories

Opening Doors has helped hundreds of refugees to transition from being without a safe home and country to becoming self-sufficient members of our community. Here are a few of their stories.


Escape from Djibouti to Resettlement in Sacramento

Two Refugees from Eritrea Overcome Oppression and Imprisonment


Meet Rosie, a Member of Sacramento's Growing Burmese Refugee Population

And a warm welcome to Krista, one of the littlest members of our community!


A Chance to Garden for Opening Doors' Refugee Clients

How a new community garden is bringing communities together


REAP Success Story: Haidar Shubber

From student to volunteer mentor to chef and inspiration


A New Impression of America
Iraqi Refugee Finds Warm Welcome in Sacramento

From Fresh Start to Successful Small Enterprise
Moldovan Refugees Create Tailoring and Alterations Business


Starting Over in Sacramento
Refugee from Iraq Adjusts to a Very Different Life


To Be Legal, Accepted, and Able to Work
Lhatshampa Family Finds the Dreamed-of Place in Sacramento