Wayne State University School of Medicine is currently piloting a 10-week program along with nonprofit resettlement organization Samaritas to help reduce these numbers in the Detroit area. Women and children can participate in the 90-minute program that focuses on dance, yoga and art therapy.

Despite battling displacement, discrimination and poor mental health, there are success stories for refugees who come to the United States. Refugees like Abdoulaye say they are finding the hope they’ve been searching for.

“I couldn’t see myself, even when I was back in Africa, I did not know I will be in America, and look where I am right now,” Abdoulaye said.  “I am in high school. I’m getting the education I want. I’m getting the things I want and later when I’m done, I’ll be a pediatric doctor.”