REAL PEOPLE. REAL HARDSHIP. REAL RECOVERY.
HOW HOPE GROWS
At the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights all of our clients are victims of torture and have faced persecution in their home countries. Though they may be safe after arriving in the United States, their trauma stays with them. Hopelessness, depression, and PTSD are crippling side effects that impact their ability to rebuild their lives. The longer our clients are in our care, working with clinicians, career developers, and our highly trained staff, the faster their symptoms reduce. While our clients begin to heal from their traumas, their sense of confidence, happiness, and hope grows.
The hearts represent the most fundamental parts of ourselves, the parts that help us heal and live everyday looking to the future.
WHAT IS OUR GOAL?
We are making a call to action and asking for YOUR support. Your donation will help us continue serving our clients in a holistic manner, and by supporting us you are helping us to continue to raise awareness and educate the community on the refugee experience.
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HOW CAN I GIVE HOPE TO A REFUGEE?
With your support we can make a huge impact.
HERE AT THE BOSTON CENTER FOR REFUGEE HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS, WE HELP REFUGEES GO FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING.
YOU CAN TOO.
Mary fled Uganda after being targeted due to her sexual orientation and activism in LGBTQ rights. She was detained by the government and was tortured. She was allowed to leave after several weeks and discovered she was pregnant. She decided to leave Uganda to protect herself and her unborn child. Today she and her son are living in Boston; she is continuing her education and is looking forward to providing her son with a happy and healthier life.
Osvaldo is ethnic Mayan K'iche and was forced to leave Guatemala due to ethnic persecution. He was targeted by judiciales and was detained for weeks. After being released he fled the country and had to leave his wife and sons behind. Today he awaits his court hearing and, once he receives asylum, will apply to bring them to the US. He currently works at an autoshop.
Hosni is a young mother from Syria. Her husband was killed in Syria when the conflict broke out in 2011; she was forced to flee her home shortly after. She spent some time in a refugee camp before she and her children were resettled in Boston. She aspires to continue working in an office, as she had been in Syria. Her children are attending school and she is beginning to attend classes to help her get back into the workforce and improve her English.