Through an innovative model of outpatient care, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) provides comprehensive mental health services – including counseling and medication management – designed to meet the special needs of refugees and survivors of torture, asylum seekers and immigrants. Additionally, the BCRHHR’s case management and patient navigation teams support clients in connecting with other BMC health specialties including primary care and obstetric/gynecological care, as well as with social services both at our hospital and in the greater Boston community. The BCRHHR also provides limited in-house career development services for their clients – for more information, please visit the Career Development page. They are also able to provide forensic psychological assessments for patients who are involved in the asylum process. The BCRHHR provides services to approximately 500 individuals from over 40 countries. Interpreter services are available for more than 250 languages to aid in the healing journey of each patient and their families.
In an effort to serve survivors of torture and related trauma, the BCRHHR firmly recognizes the importance of providing care to the whole person and reaches out to refugee communities and torture survivors to offer a place of safety and trust.
The BCRHHR also educates and trains agencies and professionals who serve this patient population and advocate for the promotion of health and human rights in the United States and worldwide.
The BCRHHR is a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP) as well as the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims based in Denmark.
For more information about the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR), please visit their website.