Partnerships for Trauma Recovery Newsletter Issue #2


PTR celebrates the grand opening of the Mosaic Healing Center, an Honorable Mention from the United Nations Association’s East Bay Chapter, World Mental Health Day, and more in our 2nd Quarterly Newsletter:

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Berkeley-based mental health clinic opens to provide integrated services to refugees, asylum seekers and human rights survivors


September 20, 2016 – A Berkeley-based nonprofit organization has opened the first center in the area to provide free, multilingual, trauma-informed clinical mental health services specifically to international survivors of human rights abuses including refugees, asylees, and those seeking asylum in the United States. The Mosaic Healing Center, …

Grand Opening and Reception


With 65 million people forcibly displaced by war worldwide, over 21 million human trafficking survivors globally, and 1.3 million torture survivors in the U.S. alone, we face the challenges of addressing a significant and widening global gap in providing mental health services to those affected. …

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Partnerships for Trauma Recovery Newsletter Issue #1


In our inaugural newsletter, hear from our Executive Director, read what drew one of our Board members to PTR’s mission, witness a client’s story of healing, and more. Read the full letter here:

The Refugee Crisis at Our Doorstep

PTRBlog, Mental Health Matters

In the summer of 2014, thousands of Central Americans – mainly unaccompanied children and parents traveling with children from the Northern Triangle of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala – crossed Mexico into the US. The arrivals made headlines as a humanitarian crisis.The United Nations designated …

Growing Up In the Midst of War

PTRBlog, Global Voices

Let me tell you a story… It was 1984. The setting: post revolution Iran, a nation still reeling from the aftermath of the change in its political regime and the subsequent U.S. hostage crisis. The country now in the middle of a bloody war with …