Stories From the Heart of International House

  • Sewing New Possibilities

    Posted in Stories from International House on Jul 16, 2017.

    When a woman arrives from a refugee camp and lands in Fort Wayne, her world is suddenly and radically different. The weather is colder, the Americans are foreign, and our customs are strange to her. There is a great deal to adapt and adjust to as she navigates this new world.

    Many times as a lady joins the sewing program at International House, one of the first obstacles she encounters, outside of the language barrier, is making choices. Simple things that American women take for granted are milestones for a newly arrived international. 

    The sewing cottage at International House is a safe and ...