Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR) project 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 Refugees Northwest, 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 International Medicine 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.
Immigration Legal Services
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Main number (206) 587-4009; toll-free: (800) 445-5771
Medical Evaluations and Services
International Medicine Clinic - Harborview Medical Center
Contact (206) 744-4192
Mental Health Services
Additional Articles about NWHHR
- Helping immigrant victims of torture heal in Puget Sound region , Seattle Times, published 11/30/13.
- Local Coalition 'in the Business of Cleaning Up after Warfare':
KPLU radio segment about the Northwest Health and Human Rights Project, 12/9/13.