HIAS INC

Welcome the stranger. Protect the refugee

aka Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society   |   Silver Spring, MD   |  https://www.hias.org

Mission

Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.

Ruling year info

1954

President and CEO

Mr. Mark Hetfield

Chair

Mr. Robert D. Aronson

Main address

1300 Spring Street Suite 500

Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA

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Formerly known as

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

EIN

13-5633307

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

International Migration, Refugee Issues (Q71)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Protecting Refugees

HIAS works in 15 countries throughout Latin America, Africa, Eurasia, and the Middle East. We help refugees find safety and freedom and regain control of their lives. For the vast majority, the only viable option is to remain in the country to which they first fled, living for years and even decades on the margins of foreign cities a or in refugee camps. HIAS works to ensure that these people are not sent back into harm's way, and fosters a safe environment in which they can heal stabilize and rebuild their lives. We provide legal representation, psycho social assistance, and avenues to self-sufficiency by helping refugees build livelihoods.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2015

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are.

-We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom.
-We advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve.

Guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring more than 130 years of expertise to our work with refugees.

Impassioned by our mission, we bring the lessons of HIAS’ history and Jewish ethics and experience to our commitment to serve refugees and other displaced persons of concern around the world through the following values: Welcoming, Dignity and Respect, Empowerment, Excellence and Innovation, Collaboration and Teamwork, and Accountability.

WELCOMING
We respect the experience, identity, and beliefs of all people. Our welcoming atmosphere begins at our doorstep and extends to our work with refugees and stakeholders around the globe.

DIGNITY AND RESPECT
We embrace the uniqueness of every human being. As a respect-driven organization, we appreciate the diversity of ideas and perspectives that imbue our work. We uphold the value of each individual and what each has to offer. We make time commitments to one another and are fully present in all our interactions.

EMPOWERMENT
We value each person’s voice and ensure that all have an opportunity to be heard. We are committed to clear and open communication through active listening and open mindedness to maintain a supportive organizational culture.

EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION
We approach our work with purpose, vigor, and humility to achieve the greatest impact. As leaders in our field, we apply our professional expertise and skills with the agility to initiate and implement strategic partnerships and innovative programs.

COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK
We work collaboratively with stakeholders and refugees to accomplish our mission. We recognize the imperative to include their breadth of ideas, experience, and skills as we work internally and across continents, regions, and cultures.

ACCOUNTABILITY
We are dedicated to integrity, transparency, and discipline in every aspect of our work. We are committed to robust monitoring, benchmarking, and evaluation to effectively meet our objectives and fiscal responsibility to our stakeholders.

Financials

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Operations

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HIAS INC

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Robert Aronson


Board co-chair

Mr. Jeffrey Blattner

Marc Silberberg

Rene Lerer

Dianne Lob

Robert Aronson

Jeffrey Blattner

Lee Gordon

Eric Schwartz

Sandra Spinner

Yuli Wexler

Judith Friedman

Lana Alman

Gary Hirschberg

Leon Rodriguez

Ilan Rosenberg

Dorit Perry

Frank Risch

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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