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Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR) Coalition

Information about a collaborative coalition that provides medical consultation, mental health and legal social services to survivors of torture in Washington State.

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Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR) coalition is a partnership of three programs that currently serve refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in Washington State, working together collaboratively to improve the health and well being of torture survivors.  Lutheran Community Services Northwest has been funded through the Office of Refugee Resettlement to develop this coalition to identify and assist survivors of torture in the Puget Sound region.

The coalition will initially include entities that have been doing this work for decades. Mental Health services will be provided by International Counseling and Community Services, a program of Lutheran Community Services. Legal services will be provided by Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.  Medical evaluations and services will be provided by the Northwest Health and Human Rights Clinic at Harborview Medical Center.

As the coalition evolves it will provide training and support throughout the region. Partnerships with and support from similar programs for torture survivors in other regions of the country undergird this coalition to provide depth and resources. Eventually relevant materials will be available on EthnoMed for those similarly providing varied services to survivors of torture.

Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR)
Phone: (206) 816-3230

Immigration Legal Services:
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Main number (206) 587-4009;    toll-free: (800) 445-5771

Medical Evaluations and Services:
Harborview Medical Center
Contact (206) 744-4192

Mental Health Services:
International Counseling and Community Services
Contact (206) 816-3252 (ICCS' Pathways to Wellness Program)

Brochure:  Northwest Health & Human Rights, King County WA

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