Many Afghan families and children are coming to Sacramento after fleeing their homeland. Starting Point provides supplies and support like household items and new shoes for the children.
Founder and Director
Vickee is an English as a Second Language professor at a community college in Sacramento. She launched Starting Point in June 2017 after being deeply touched by her refugee students' stories about their lives in their native countries and about their new lives in the U.S. Starting Point is one way she hopes to honor and remember their incredible stories and beautiful lessons about perseverance, strength, hope, and humanity.
As a child of immigrants, Vickee feels a connection with new arrivals and is passionate about helping them begin successful lives in their new country. Along with her husband and three sons, she is excited to reach out to this growing community of newcomers.
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