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
- New York Times, “Trouble Focusing? Not Sleeping? You May Be Grieving”
- Huffington Post, “Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is Cruelly Separating Asylum-Seeking Families”
- Elle UK magazine, “Tortured and Alone: Trauma Recovery for Refugees is ‘A New Field’ Worth Investing In”
- CBS Bay Area Focus, Partnerships for Trauma Recovery – Helping those impacted by trauma with PTR Founder Monika Parikh and PTR Ambassador Hector Estrada
- Daily Californian, “Berkeley-based mental health clinic opens to provide integrated services to refugees, asylum seekers and human rights survivors” with quote by Leah Khagani, PTR Global Healing and Human Rights graduate.
- Oakland Post, “Oakland Schools Face Increased Challenges to Support Newcomer Students” featuring Nouf Alrashid, PTR Global Healing and Human Rights graduate.
- Private and Corporate Foundations: Bigglesworth Family Foundation, Firedoll Foundation, Genentech, Gilead Health Sciences, Global Whole Being Fund, Kaiser Foundation, Mamube Fund, San Francisco Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Sills Family Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation
- Government Funding: Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, California Office of Emergency Services’ Victims of Crime Program, California Victims Compensation Board, US Office of Refugee Resettlement