Our Story

It all started in 2016 when…

Syrian refugees began arriving in the Washington D.C area where Raghad Bushnaq lives. She noticed a gap in the DMV areas services for refugees. Raghad knew she wanted to help so she founded MOZAIC, a nonprofit based in Sterling, VA. Mozaic is aimed at helping those in need including women, children, and refugees establish a base far from home, build communities and become self- sufficient. We are committed to creating opportunities that not only help them but also showcase their abilities and wealth of knowledge. Services offered include: Housing assistance, school enrollment, ESOl classes, vocational training, job search, educational and religious classes, medical assistance, transportation and more. Today, Raghad and her team of volunteers help more than 200 refugee families from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

We believe in EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT

We believe in COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATION

We believe in JUSTICE AND INTEGRITY

 

A refugees journey begins when they are torn away from their homes, and forced to migrate to an unfamiliar land. This requires infinite courage, strength and resilience in the face of the unknown. These men, women and children bring outstanding energy, determination, a wealth of knowledge and new perspectives to their new societies and communities. We believe no one should face these struggles alone, so we work everyday to find and create opportunities and possibilities that will make their resettlement not only smooth and beneficial for them but also for their new communities.

 


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