A space for healing, a place for learning
The San Francisco Bay Area welcomes refugees and asylees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Since 1975, approximately 170,000 refugees have resettled in the Bay Area from countries including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Iran, Nepal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria and more. Most have experienced or witnessed extreme violence, and now face a myriad of losses involving identity, relationships and community. In addition to these refugees, there are asylees and asylum seekers who have fled threats, violence and persecution at home, and have sought refuge in the Bay Area.
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At our Mosaic Healing Center in the East Bay of San Francisco, we aspire to create a space that welcomes our clients and supports the clinicians and interpreters who serve them with openness and respect for each person’s culture and historical truth. Through culturally aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible mental health care, we support the healing of refugees, asylees, asylum seekers and human trafficking survivors. The Center also hosts one of the few multidisciplinary clinical training programs in the nation with an international trauma specialization, expanding capacity in the Bay Area to serve these populations.
Learn more about our healing and training programs here.