Crucia is a single parent who lost his four sisters, his son’s mother and years later, his daughter’s mother, as a repercussion of standing up for his beliefs. Thanks to the pro bono work of a law firm, he was granted asylum and his children were approved to join him here. Our partners are daily representing others like Crucia, who have fled with nothing but their lives.



When Crucia’s children arrived, they had no belongings. Crucia’s employer had just downsized and he was without a job. That evening, Sarah mentioned his situation to a New York couple. Inspired to help, they gathered $1000 among their friends so Crucia could buy shoes and clothing for his children. When Crucia received the check, he was speechless. It was the first gift he had ever received.