How You Can Help Asylum Seekers
and other immigrant survivors of abuse
Since our founding in 1993, the Human Rights Clinic (HRC) has relied on a network of passionate volunteer clinicians who provide forensic medical and psychological evaluations to foreign-born survivors of human rights abuses. Through these evaluations, volunteers have the opportunity to use their clinical skills to play a pivotal role in whether a survivor is granted asylum or other immigration relief.
Our experienced staff work closely with volunteer clinicians, providing legal, editorial, and clinical support to ensure volunteers have an instructive and rewarding experience. Volunteers also have access to a range of resources for ongoing training and guidance. For their first case, volunteers are paired with an experienced mentor from within the HRC network.
Volunteers are required to attend a training prior to joining our network and providing evaluations. Typically, our trainings are open to licensed physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers. We also provide trainings to institutions, organizations, and other groups.
Interested in engaging in this lifesaving work?
For information on future trainings, please check the events page.
Click here to download the HRC Volunteer Application.
For more information, please call 212-992-6128 or email HRC.email@example.com.
“As it has always been since I began working with HealthRight International in 2006, to learn that a fellow human being such as Diego*, whom I had the honor to meet and interview, and who, as a result of the work of a caring few amazing people is able to live freely and without the immediate fear of persecution, torture and death, nothing is more professionally and personally meaningful than that.”
Kristopher Martin, Ph.D, HRC Volunteer Clinician