Posts by Liza H

Seven Ways to Support Refugees This Christmas

Livelihood, News
1. Fajr Beirut Our personal friends have collaborated with Lebanese artists to design these beautiful notebooks and we all have a few on our end tables at any given time. Fajr notebooks are handmade in Beirut by Syrian refugee women. They make great journals, or places to jot your ideas, to-dos…

Building Emotional Resilience Through Art

Health, Trauma Care
We ducked into a large tent, carrying a plastic bag full of art supplies and were greeted by the smiling faces of a dozen squirmy children. After good mornings were exchanged, I asked, "Who enjoys art? Drama? Games?" Hands shot up, "We do! We do! We do!" Building emotional resilience…

Three Reasons We Believe in Holistic Care

Trauma Care
Physical symptoms are often connected to deeper issues. The dictionary tells us that holistic medicine is “characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.” The brain has an incredible capacity to protect us during traumatic…


As we come upon another World Refugee Day, we are reminded of how much work has been done over the last year. Cedars Network is growing in our staff members and capabilities to empower Syrian families to rebuild their communities. We’ve also witnessed the ways that you are acting with…