Northwest Health & Human Rights

Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR) delivers medical, psychological, and legal assistance to torture survivors in King County, WA. NWHHR is a partnership between Harborview Medical Center, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. For over twenty years each partner has delivered expert care to survivors of torture and trauma so that they can gain safety and heal from the wounds of violence. NWHHR was created to coordinate and leverage services that promote a stable and more holistic recovery. Please check their website for all locations.


4040 S 188th Street, #200, SeaTac, WA 98188

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Referral Information: 

Please contact our Evaluation Network Program Coordinator, Laura Kozuszek at, or call 206.806.1061, or use our Referral Link.

Services Provided: 

  • Mental Health Services
  • Social Services

Expanded details of program’s services: 

Established in 2012, Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR) is a collaborative project between Refugees Northwest (a program of Lutheran Community Services NW), The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), and Harborview Medical Center. Together, the NWHHR partner agencies provide medical care, legal assistance, mental health support, basic needs, and other social services to survivors of torture in the Puget Sound.

In 2015, NWHHR developed the Evaluation Network to provide pro-bono medical and psychological evaluations for individuals who are seeking asylum. Today, the Evaluation Network is comprised of over 125 local medical and mental health professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to conduct independent assessments of individuals who are seeking asylum and other forms of humanitarian-based immigration relief, providing valuable evidentiary support for the applicants’ immigration cases.

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

  • Medical - Partnership with Harborview Medical Center and additional private medical clinics.
  • Legal - Partnership with NWIRP and additional private attorneys.

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