Psychosocial

x

Join the Jewish response to the refugee crisis.

 

 

José Miguel Palma and HIAS counselor Paola Tapia.

'Everything Is Different': One Refugee's Journey Out of Extreme Poverty

Mar 10, 2020

Ten years after fleeing his home in Colombia, José Miguel Palma has a degree, a career, and a thriving family.

From Bollywood to the Beach: Group Programs Create Connections

Oct 31, 2019

HIAS has supported select affiliate agencies to implement group programming this year.

Helping with Dignity in Costa Rica

Jul 02, 2019

A trip to Costa Rica shows how HIAS sees upholding the dignity of refugees as central to its mission.

Somali Teen Refugees Play to Win

Sep 21, 2018

Teenage Somali refugees play together as a brand new basketball team.

Protecting Refugee Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Jun 16, 2017

“Creating these training materials was a three-year process, and the results reflect all that we learned along the way. I hope that anyone who works with refugees will consider using them to improve their outreach to survivors of SGBV,” Levitan said.

Joseline's Journey To Safety

Oct 13, 2016

In August 2013, when she was just 24, Joseline* fled her home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo after surviving a brutal act of sexual violence perpetrated by six unknown male attackers. Now 27, she is getting a new lease on life thanks to the help she received from HIAS.

Torture is Illegal, But Not Gone. Here’s What HIAS is Doing About It.

Sep 29, 2016

Despite an international ban on the use of torture, it is still a heartbreakingly common tactic around the globe. HIAS Kenya took on 180 such cases last year. This year, they already have more than 70 new ones.

Stories of Survival: Pedro and His Wife Find a New Life in Venezuela

Jun 26, 2016

“Because of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, since 2007 HIAS Venezuela has been able to assist more than 500 victims of torture and their families, including Pedro,” said Isabel Altuve, Interim Director of HIAS Venezuela.