Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
Treating patients who often have been exposed to extremes of human cruelty, the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights provides comprehensive medical, mental health and social services to refugees and those who have received, or are applying for, asylum. More than 300 people – many of them survivors of torture – come from more than 65 countries each year. The program is a national leader in providing a multidisciplinary model, using staff and pro bono counsel. It forms highly effective partnerships with legal assistance groups like the Boston-based PAIR (Political Asylum/Immigration Representation) Project, providing medical testimony that is often critical to successful asylum petitions. Its holistic approach helps patients recover from trauma while adjusting to life in the United States. The center trains professionals and agencies who serve a refugee population, and it also builds community through dinners and celebrations, sometimes using the Demonstration Kitchen.
Learn more about Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at their official website.
Our staff works extremely hard to impact patients’ quality of life by assisting with the journey from newcomer to citizen. - Lin Piwowarczyk, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Founder of BCRHHR.