Elena’s Light on MSNBC

Hundreds of millions of people are celebrating Thanksgiving, but for 22,000 refugees relocated to the United States through the UN Refugee Agency, this will be their first time. Ann O’Brien and Fereshteh Ganjavi from the Integrated Refugee and Immigration Service join Ali Velshi to discuss.

Humanizing the word “refugee”

Unpacked: Refugee Baggage is a multimedia art installation project that sculpturally re-creates rooms, homes, buildings and landscapes that have suffered the ravages of war.  Each installation is embedded with the voices and stories of real people — from Afghanistan, Congo, Syria, Iraq and Sudan — who have escaped those same rooms and buildings to build a new life […]

Two local organizations partner to distribute PPE to 56 refugee families

On Saturday, 14 volunteers from Elena’s Light and PPE4ALL drove from house to house distributing masks, face shields and disinfectant products to refugee families across the greater New Haven area. Volunteers gathered in the parking lot of the North Haven Stop & Shop on Saturday morning to pick up bags of personal protective equipment from […]

Crossing Borders with Anjali

Elena’s Light Founder and Executive Director, Fereshteh Ganjavi was featured on Crossing Borders, a feature on 103.5WNHH, where she discusses her experience as a refugee and her work with Elena’s Light.

New Non-Profit Aims to Teach Immigrant Women

America is known as the land of the free and home of the brave. But, for some refugee and immigrant women, a new country with a new language and rules can be very tough to navigate. Elena’s Light was born from this very issue. The organization focuses on educating immigrant and refugee women on the […]