Mount Sinai Human Rights Program

The Mount Sinai Human Rights Program (MSHRP)is part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seeks to advance health, dignity, and justice, by providing comprehensive, pro-bono, medical evaluations to survivors of torture and human rights abuses, both in the community and in immigration detention centers. The program also addresses the long term needs of individuals by providing linkages to social services and continuity medical and mental health care, both within the Mount Sinai health system and through community-based collaborations. Through trainings and engagement in advocacy, the MSHRP educates healthcare professionals, students, and the broader community on issues of health and human rights and the care of survivors of human rights violations.

Address: 

Mount Sinai Hospital
The Department of Medical Education
1 Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

NCTTP Member: 

Yes

Email address: 

Phone Number: 

Do you have to be a survivor of torture to be eligible for your services?: 

MSHRP provides services to asylum seekers to the U.S. and those applying for protected status. We provide care for survivors of torture, severe domestic violence, and gang violence.

Referral Information: 

Click here to use our online referral form or email mountsinaihrc@icahn.mssm.edu.

Services Provided: 

  • Medical Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Social Services

Expanded details of program’s services: 

MSHRP provides services to asylum seekers to the U.S. and those applying for protected status. We provide care for survivors of torture, severe domestic violence, and gang violence.

Key Partners in Direct Care (Please send referrals to healing center first): 

The MSHRP does not directly provide legal services and often refers to the following organizations for legal consultation:  

  • African Services Committee
  • Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) 
  • Central American Legal Assistance
  • Human Rights First
  • Immigration Equality
  • Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School
  • Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership
  • New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
  • NYU School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic 
  • Sanctuary for Families
  • UnLocal

If someone is not eligible for your services do you assist with local referrals?: 

Yes