Social Services

Welcoming America

Site that provides outreach and support tools, and "works to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. The ultimate goal of Welcoming America is to create a welcoming atmosphere – community by community – in which immigrants are more likely to integrate into the social fabric of their adopted hometowns." The site provides a wealth of resources to create dialogue like this in your community, and may be very useful to you in your outreach to communities that are in the process of absorbing torture survivors, among other immigrants.


Treating trauma by ‘doing’

Story by CVT volunteer Patricia Busse

Clients at Chicago’s Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center have found themselves chopping onions, digging in a garden and even beekeeping as part of therapy sessions coordinated by Occupational Therapist Mary Black.
Black started as a volunteer at the Kovler


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