Press Coverage

April 6, 2017
Freedom House Funding Restored
(Kate Opalewski, Between the Lines)

March 29, 2017
Stir It Up: Detroit institutions are helping the world’s most vulnerable
(Larry Gabriel, MetroTimes)

March 23, 2017
Local Musicians, Artists 'Take on Hate' with Rock for Refugees Festival
(Gus Navarro, Culture Source)

March 22, 2017
Rubin: At Freedom House — joy, a recount and $390,000
(Neal Rubin, The Detroit News)

March 22, 2017
Detroit’s safe haven for asylum seekers gets reprieve from federal

(Stateside, Michigan Public Radio)

March 22, 2017
Detroit’s international refugee haven spared fed cuts
(Neal Rubin, The Detroit News)

March 21, 2017
Detroit’s Culinary Scene Teams Up To Benefit Freedom House
(Amanda LeClaire, CultureShift)

March 20, 2017
Detroit refugee aid facility may close due to federal cuts
(World Socialist Web Site)

March 12, 2017
Amid funding cuts, Freedom House serves as the nation’s few providers
for asylum seekers

(Nisa Khan, The Michigan Daily)

March 6, 2017
Trump’s anti-immigrant policies causing severe pain in Detroit
(Alisha Dixon and Keith A. Owens, The Michigan Chronicle)

March 5, 2017
Refugee finds asylum at Detroit Freedom House
(Miriam Marini, The South End)

March 2, 2017
Detroit’s Haven for Asylum Seekers Set To Lose Federal HUD Money
(Stephen Henderson, Detroit Today, WDET)

February 18, 2017
Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers
(Jeff Karoub, Associated Press)

February 16, 2017
Detroit's Freedom House may have to close
(Virgina Gordon, Michigan Radio)

February 15, 2017
Rubin: Detroit’s Freedom House may close
(Neal Rubin, The Detroit News)

February 15, 2017
For I was a stranger and you welcomed me
(Christine Schenk, National Catholic Reporter)

February 14, 2017
Freedom House seeking help after losing federal funding
(Amy Lange, Fox 2 Detroit)

February 13, 2017
Detroit organization may have to turn away victims of rape and assualt
(The HUB)

February 7, 2017
Freedom House under fire
(Paula Tutman, WDIV)

February 6, 2017
One of a kind house for asylum seekers in Detroit faces uncertain future
(Aaron Mondry, Model D Media)

February 6, 2017
Help Restore Freedom House Detroit Funding
(Michael Odom, Vice President, Marx Layne & Company via Between the Lines)

February 2017
How this Detroit-area refugee organization lost its government funding
(Alana Walker, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

February 2, 2017
Un organisme américain d'aide aux réfugiés est menacé de disparition
(Nicolas Pham, CBC)

December 22, 2016
What Next? The Election, Asylum & LGBT Rights
(Kate Opalewski, Between the Lines)

November 9, 2016
Politics & Prejudices: It’s finally over ... now what?
(Jack Lessenberry, Metro Times)

October 20, 2016
Freedom House Seeks Help for LGBTI Refugees
(Kate Opalewski, Between the Lines)

August 11, 2016
'I Am Arrested by Ugandan Police' -@FrankMugisha
(TJ Rogers, Between the Lines)

November 25, 2015
Viewpoint: Our Doors Are Open
(TJ Rogers, Between the Lines)

November 25, 2015
One refugee shares what life is like in Michigan for him and his family
(Jennifer Guerra, State of Opportunity, Michigan Public Radio)

November 19, 2015
All Refugees in Michigan, America Deserve Compassion
(TJ Rogers, ACLU of Michigan Blog)

November 6, 2015
572: Transformers (starts at 21:52)
(This American Life, NPR)

October 29, 2015
Welcoming A Globally Inclusive Community
(TJ Rogers and Micheal Ighodaro, Between the Lines)

September 29, 2015
Can Detroit Play a Part with Syrian Refugees?
(Stephen Henderson, Detroit Today, WDET)

September 22, 2015
As U.S. Announces Plan To Accept More Refugees, Michigan Gets Ready
(Sarah Cwiek, NPR)

September 15, 2015
Detroit City Council Testimonial Resolution: A Resolution Regarding
Asylum Seekers and Refugees

(Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, Detroit City Council)

September 2015
Zaini Itito, Site Manager at Freedom House
(Emell Derra Adolphus, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

August 19, 2015
The popularity of anti-immigrant rhetoric a sign of a frightened
country that has lost its way

(Jack Lessenberry, Michigan Public Radio)

The Power to Change Detroit: Through Their Work, A Visible
LGBT Face Shines Through [PDF]
 (Click here for full publication)
(Ed English, Pride Source: Michigan's LGBT Magazine/Between the Lines)

March 11, 2015
Local, Global Jewel: Freedom House Detroit
(TJ Rogers, Between the Lines)

October 29, 2014
First Block: Freedom House in Detroit / 
[VIDEO] First Block: Finding safety inside Freedom House
(Will Jones, WDIV)

May 21, 2014
Search for safe haven leads Afghan family to Detroit
(Laura Berman, The Detroit News)

April 2014
Freedom House Detroit Case Manager Helps Fellow Refugees
(Emell Derra Adolphus, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

March 13, 2014
Dissecting LGBT Discrimination And Persecution Around
The Globe

(Susan Horowitz, Between The Lines)

March 13, 2014
LGBT issues discussed at Holocaust Memorial Center
(Sherri Kolade, Farmington Press)

February 24, 2014
SMUG fights for equality in Uganda
(Phreddy Wischusen, Michigan Citizen)

February 21, 2014
LGBT activist Frank Mugisha visits Detroit, denounces
Uganda's urge to imprison gays

(Gus Burns, MLive)

February 20, 2014
Ugandan LGBT rights activist Frank Mugisha visits
Detroit Thursday

(Gus Burns, MLive)

February 19, 2014
Ugandan LGBT rights activist to speak Thursday in Detroit
(Oakland Press)

February 19, 2014
Freedom House to present LGBT film at Wright Museum
(Steve Thorpe, Detroit Legal News)

February 18, 2014
Seeking Refuge in Detroit
(Jorge Avellan, TV 20 News at 10)

February 13, 2014
Your Alternative To Top 40 February 13, 2014
(Sarah Carson, WAYN Radio)

February 12, 2014
Freedom House protects global refugees, American LGBTIs
(Phreddy Wischusen, The Michigan Citizen)

February 2014
Ugandan Activist Frank Mugisha Talks Politics, Homophobia
(Emell Derra Adolphus, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

February 6, 2014
LGBT Activist From Uganda Makes Special Detroit
Appearance Feb. 20

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Between The Lines)

January 31, 2014
Call Me Kuchu: LGBT Film Showing, Discussion in Detroit
(Alana Walker, BLAC Detroit Magazine)

December 24, 2013
Freedom House inspires Farmington woman
(Aileen Wingblad, Farmington Observer)

December 23, 2013
Freedom House is a refuge for asylum seekers
(Joanne Maliszewski, Farmington Observer)

November 17, 2013
Tuskegee Airmen / Freedom House
(Stephen Henderson, American Black Journal)

September 20, 2013
Freedom House: a beacon for the oppressed
(Sue Buck, Observer & Eccentric Hometown Weeklies)

August 22, 2013
AFP of Greater Detroit to Recognize Cheryl Willette as Distinguished Volunteer at National Philanthropy Day Dinner
(Kate M. Patino, Association of Fundraising Professionals
Greater Detroit Chapter)

August 20, 2013 
10 Detroit Charities Serving Their City Amid Bankruptcy News
(Huff Post Impact)

July 3, 2013 
A Togolese refugee flees home country, 'I left to save my life'
(Sarah Cwiek, Michigan Radio)

June 25, 2013 
In Detroit, Freedom House Offers a Haven for Asylum-Seekers
(Kristin Wright, Religion Today)

February 28, 2013 
Benefit performance: The Vagina Monologue
(University of Detroit Mercy)

February 20, 2013 
Human rights lecture: Allida Black
(University of Detroit Mercy)

April 6, 2011
Save Freedom House
(Jack Lessenberry, Metro Times)

February 12, 2011 
Asylum seekers find safe haven in Detroit
(Laura Berman, The Detroit News)

October 24, 2010 
Freedom House
(Stephen Henderson, American Black Journal)

May 23, 2010 
Refugees teach students global issues
(Shawn Lewis, The Detroit News)

February 19, 2010
Deborah Drennan named executive director
(Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit Business)

February 2010
Freedom House
(Jack Lessenberry, Hour Detroit magazine)

October 2009 
Freedom House Benefit 2009
(Hour Detroit magazine)

September 2, 2009
Defend real Americans
(Jack Lessenbery, Metro Times)

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