We are Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, a San Francisco Bay Area-based non-profit that provides mental health care for refugees, asylum seekers, and other international survivors of human rights abuses. We also work closely with legal, job training, medical, and other social service partners to ensure survivors receive the care they need.
In 2019, 88% of PTR’s clients saw a reduction in PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression. In response to COVID, PTR’s team has rapidly transitioned to telehealth, and we have continued to work hard to provide care for survivors.
PTR’s clients are survivors of gender-based violence, torture, gang-related violence, and other types of persecution. In the wake of this level of trauma, there is always a high need for mental health care. Refugees are also an essential part of how the US responds to COVID. Did you know that there are over 160,000 refugee healthcare workers in the US?
PTR supports survivors like Margarita*, an asylum-seeker from Central America and a single mother of four children. She is solely responsible for her children both here and in her country of origin, and has a part-time job that offers limited benefits and stability. As a result of income lost during the COVID-19 ‘shelter in place’ directive, she has not been able to support her children, and faces the risk of losing her housing. Each week she is uncertain whether she will be able to feed her family and herself. PTR supports people like Margarita with mental health care, as well as emergency assistance.
You are invited to help. In honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, join with us, to raise $10,000 for refugee mental health support. Every dollar you contribute will go directly to refugees and asylum seekers.
$50 supports interpretation services for one healing session.
$100 supports one healing session.
$250 supports one week of clinical training.
$500 supports one month of healing + emergency items such as food and transportation.
Thank you for being a part of the movement to respond to violence and instability with safety and healing. We are deeply grateful for your support.