Our Impact

KEY INDICATORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2016 - 2017
  • Clinical team of 14 in 2016-2017; Grew to 16 in 2017-2018
  • 9 Global Healing and Human Rights graduates expected in June 2016; 11 new GHHR trainees for 2017-2018
  • 9 Clinical trainees received Advocacy Training. 4 engaged with policymakers and 2 quoted in the media.
  • 20 Refugee Voices Interpreters, most of whom are refugees themselves have been contracted to work with PTR and have provided mental health interpretation for clients.
  • All clients are refugees, asylees and asylum seekers fleeing war, torture, human trafficking and persecution due to identity, sexual orientation and beliefs.
  • 159 referrals since we opened the Mosaic Healing Center; 131 clients served
  • Clients come from 29 countries including Afghanistan, Cameroon, DR Congo, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Mexico, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and more.
  • 2 groups for Yemeni girls; 1 for Yemeni boys; 1 for Afghan woman
  • 26 unique languages spoken by clinical team, Refugee Voices interpreter team and staff (not counting English)
  • 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.
  • 23 psychological evaluations provided to nonprofit attorney partners for asylum claims.
  • 20% of individual clients are LGBT and have fled LGBT persecution abroad.
  • 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
  • Elle UK magazine – “Tortured and Alone: Trauma Recovery for Refugees is ‘A New Field’ Worth Investing In”
  • Bay Area Focus (TV channel)
  • Daily Californian – “Berkeley-based mental health clinic opens to provide integrated services to refugees, asylum seekers and human rights survivors” (Leah Khagani, intern, quoted)
  • Oakland Post – Nouf Alrashid, intern, featured in “Oakland Schools Face Increased Challenges to Support Newcomer Students”
  • Foundation funding from: Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Genentech, Gilead, California Office of Emergency Services’ Victims of Crime Program
  • Became member of National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs