Our Impact: 2016-2018

Healing, Training and Advocacy

  • 236 refugees and asylum seekers received trauma recovery care since the Mosaic Healing Center opened in 2016
  • Clients come from 30+ countries including Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, DR Congo, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, Mexico,  Syria, Uganda, Yemen and more.
  • 25% of individual clients are LGBT and have fled LGBT persecution abroad
  • 20 Global Healing and Human Rights (GHHR) graduates with potential to serve at least 8,000 more refugees and asylum seekers during the course of their careers.
  • 20 Refugee Voices Interpreters, most of whom are refugees themselves, form a core part of the in-person therapeutic team.
  • 25+ unique languages spoken by clinical team and Refugee Voices interpreter team
  • 20 psychology and social work GHHR Trainees received Advocacy Training and 8 trainees and interpreters engaged with policymakers or the media.
  • 20+ partners, to provide holistic support to clients including legal, medical, housing, resettlement and social services. Close collaborations nonprofit legal service providers serving asylum seekers. Large, long-standing international organizations have sought partnership with us.
  • 30+ psychological evaluations provided to attorney partners representing asylum claims

Honors and Recognition

  • Became the 12th official Trauma Recovery Center in the State of California and 22nd in the country
  • PTR won a 2018 Honorable Mention for the Annual Scattergood Innovation Award
  • PTR won the 2017 Community Organization of the Year from the Alameda County Psychological Association
  • PTR won the 2017 Diversity in Training Award from Palo Alto University’s Center for Excellence in Diversity
  • PTR won a 2016 Honorable Mention from the United Nations Association of the East Bay



  • Private and Corporate Foundations: Bigglesworth Family Foundation,  Firedoll Foundation, Genentech, Gilead,  Global Whole Being Fund, Kaiser Foundation, Mamube Fund, San Francisco Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • Government Foundations: Alameda County Behavioral Health Systems, California Office of Emergency Services’ Victims of Crime Program, California Victims Compensation Board