Oct 15, 2020
HIAS teams across the globe have found ways to connect with their local communities about mental health.
Oct 14, 2020
There are 80 million displaced persons in the world today, more than any other time in our history. Hailing from countries with extreme hardships in the form of war, dictatorships, and oppression, refugees often rebuild their lives despite the adversities they have faced. Many of them have found themselves unable to meet their basic needs even before the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, the stress of lockdowns and unemployment has made a difficult situation feel almost insurmountable.
One of the main pillars of HIAS’ work is to help these refugees cope with psychological distress so they can better integrate into their new communities. Learn more about how HIAS and our partners build community-based mental health programming for refugees, and how this work has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 01, 2020
HIAS Kenya is focused on getting basic necessities to clients to help them deal with mental health issues.
Aug 12, 2020
As therapy sessions become phone calls and support groups become WhatsApp group texts, HIAS clients count on phones, chat apps, and even social media to stay in touch with counselors and peers.
Mar 10, 2020
Ten years after fleeing his home in Colombia, José Miguel Palma has a degree, a career, and a thriving family.
Oct 31, 2019
HIAS has supported select affiliate agencies to implement group programming this year.
Jul 02, 2019
A trip to Costa Rica shows how HIAS sees upholding the dignity of refugees as central to its mission.
Sep 21, 2018
Teenage Somali refugees play together as a brand new basketball team.