Our Impact: 2016-2020


Healing, Training and Advocacy

  • 407 refugees and asylum seekers received trauma recovery care since the opening of the Mosaic Healing Center in 2016.
  • 2,199 sessions provided in 2019, including individual, family, and group therapy sessions, as well as psychiatry.
  • 68% of individual and family therapy sessions in 2019 conducted in a language other than English.
  • 88% of clients served in 2019 reported a decrease in symptoms related to PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression.
  • Clients come from 45 countries including Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, DR Congo, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, Mexico,  Syria, Uganda, Yemen and more.
  • 20% of individual clients are LGBT and have fled LGBT persecution abroad.
  • 27 Global Healing and Human Rights (GHHR) graduates with potential to serve up to 10,000 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.
  • 27 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.
  • 60+ psychological evaluations provided to attorney partners representing asylum claims in 2018-19.

Honors and Recognition

  • Recognized by Alameda County for PTR's work in honor of Mental Health Month, May 2019
  • 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