Nghia-Sinh International is a humanitarian organization founded in June 1963 in Saigon to provide emergency assistance to the elderly and the poor who arrived in Saigon as refugees from the countryside of Vietnam .
Nghia-Sinh has also provided food, clothes, shelter, and medicine to war victims since 1966. Between 1968 and 1975, Nghia-Sinh established the Nghia-Viet High School for the Poor; Hung-Vuong Social Service Center for homeless children; Tran-Binh-Trong Shelter for displaced persons; and Chanh-Hung Human Care Program for juvenile delinquents . Nghia-Sinh served thousands of people for 12 years in Vietnam. The Prime Minister of Vietnam, Minister of Education, Minister of Labor, and Minister of Social Services, presented Nghia-Sinh Four National Medals of Honor.
After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Nghia-Sinh began a new life in Chicago as a sponsor and reception agency ( VOLAG ) for Vietnamese and other Indochinese refugees. From 1975 to 1987, Nghia-Sinh resettled over 1,000 such refugees in Illinois. On some occasions this resettlement was done by unpaid volunteers. At other times Nghia-Sinh had subcontracts from the US State Department / AFCR. These funds have been used on a regular basis, and have been used on a regular basis. This resettlement work involved airport pickups; food and housing for the first 30 days; escort; link-up with social security; access to health clinics, schools, and public aid; access and linkage to previously resettled Indochinese refugees. Each guest received $ 250 in cash upon arrival. In addition, each Nghia-Sinh receives $ 50 as a wedding gift and $ 50 for family funeral assistance. Over 70 percent of the refugees are now working.
On Thanksgiving each year, Nghia-Sinh is getting together to thank God for His blessing, to share life experience with one another, and to enjoy an Asian American dinner.
Beginning in 1987, Nghia-Sinh started to dropouts, drugs, gangs, and crimes through its prevention programs. Nghia-Sinh also offers cross-cultural workshops, individual counseling sessions, after-school programs, and martial arts classes, among other programs.
At the White House in April 1983, President Ronald Reagan Personally honored Sinh Nghia, and Its founder, Dr. Nguyen Trung Hieu,  with the Presidential Medal of Volunteer Community Service  for ict volunteer human care services.
- Jump up^ “Dr. Nguyen-Trung Hieu” .
- Jump up^ “Presidential Medal of Volunteer Community Service” (PDF) .