Jihan Daman Mobilizes Faith Community in Michigan

Jihan has been working tirelessly with various faith communities in Michigan to bring the voices of faith leaders to elected officials. She is working with the Lutheran Church Assistant Bishop and other Chaldean community leaders along with our Bishop to arrange a meeting with representatives of the Michigan Governor’s office.

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Michigan: Jihan Daman

Michigan: Jihan Daman

State: Michigan

City of Residence: Livonia, Michigan

Country of origin: Iraq

Arrival in the U.S.: 1985

Ms. Jihan Daman was resettled to the United States from Iraq with her family in 1985, and she currently lives in Livonia, Michigan. Ms. Daman is the founder and president of two social services agencies in Michigan: St. Rita Family Services Inc. and St. Rita Hands of Hope. Her agencies administer a variety of programs for new refugees, including a state program specifically for pregnant mothers – the Maternal Infant Health Program – …

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Michigan: Ayman Okar

Michigan: Ayman Okar

State: Michigan

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Country of origin: Syria

Arrival in the U.S.: 2012

Mr. Ayman Okar is originally from Syria, and came to the United States in 2012 on a visa. Mr. Okar currently lives in Michigan with his wife and twin sons where he works in sales support at Cosmopolitan Travel Service. He serves as a member of the Rotary Club International West Bloomfield, and participates in community gatherings at Muslim Unity Centers and local mosques. He is most proud of contributing to …

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