"On a cold and foggy night, I was smuggled across the Amu Darya River from Turkmenistan into Afghanistan. The U.S. Government wanted an American woman’s assessment on the reportedly gruesome and appalling living conditions of Afghan women barely surviving under the Taliban regime. I wore an Afghan blue burqa and was provided local footwear instead of my western shoes. In 1999, my consulting concluded that the West could do very little to change the Taliban and Afghanistan.

Now in 2023, I have established an Afghan Resettlement Program in my home state of Arizona."
- Elizabeth G. Houde

 "Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life." - Former President John F. Kennedy.

This wandering nomadic ship embodies a wave of young, middle-age, and old immigrants – mostly families, and the bottle denotes the borders of the United States – a country built entirely on immigration and a mainstream consensus that immigrants enrich our country.

The Homeless Initiative provides the transitional steps to make the lives of these immigrants who have traveled far, often on foot, facing numerous dangerous vulnerabilities, yet closely resembling the early immigrant ships that landed on our shores hundreds of years ago.

“What happens to them in their early years in the U.S. will affect how useful and productive they are as citizens. The better their start, the better the outcome for all.” (The Economist, Page 63, May 2012). Their contribution to this country and to social security/taxes is enormous – and impacts each of us. We must ask ourselves “how much does this community of new immigrants and refugees enrich our country – and the response must be just as much as our own ancestors did decades or centuries ago.” – Elizabeth Houde



“On 24 February 2022,” Russia invaded the independent country of Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War started in 2014. The invasion has caused tens of thousands of deaths on both sides and has instigated Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II.” Many European countries and the United States have allocated funds and sent military equipment in an effort to support Ukraine in its effort to win this war, remain a democracy, and defeat Vladimir Putin in his worldwide effort to broadened his dictatorship regime.

Central America / Mexico

“Over the decades, several million Central America migrants have sought opportunity, refuge, and stability in the United States. They are driven by a mix of factors including, battered economics, severe violence, corrupt governments, and the desire to reunite with relatives who emigrated earlier or to find a family-sustaining job. The Central American immigrant population in the United States more than tripled between 1980 to 1990 (with this growth continuing) and roughly 85% of Central Americans in the United States were born in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.” Most Central American immigrants live in states along the coasts and the southern U.S. borders which include the states of California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.

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