Deanna Dibin’s family immigrated to the United States from Azerbaijan with the help of several organizations, including Catholic Charities.
Her story reflects what many of the 50,000 Afghan families coming to the United States as part of the Afghan Placement Assistance Program are feeling and experiencing right now. Catholic Charities expects to help 150 individuals resettle in Nashville in the coming months.
Deanna recounts in this short video how good it made her and her family feel to arrive in America to a furnished apartment with a fully stocked kitchen after leaving almost everything they had when they fled Azerbaijan.
Today, Deanna serves on the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees, where she is helping pay it forward for the next generation of New Americans arriving in Middle Tennessee.
If you would like to help support the resettlement of Afghan families, Catholic Charities has three ways you can give.