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We thank you for your support. Please consider making a donation to help our clients continue to thrive.

Thank you to those who are responding to our call for Visa cards for clients who are unable to buy food and basic items during this time.  The cards have been sent to clients in the greatest need and we are so thankful for your support!  For anyone else who would like to help our clients by purchasing Visa cards or International Phone cards, please visit our Amazon Wish List:


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If you are a refugee, an asylum seeker, or if you are thinking about  seeking asylum, you do not have to be alone.


We understand the challenges you may be facing.

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To our patient family and friends

of the Center,


During these unusual times, the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at the Boston Medical Center’s Immigrant and Refugee Health Center, is concerned about the health of all clients and staff.  We are taking measures to ensure that we do not increase the spread of the coronavirus and are now conducting all of our work remotely, including doing all therapy over the phone.  This allows clients to continue sessions with our staff while also practicing the social distancing techniques recommended by the health care community.


At this time, clinicians and social workers at Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) will still be available to clients during regular work hours (from 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday).   However, we are no longer able to accept in-person appointments or walk-ins.  For those seeking our services, please contact Dana Rous at or  (617) 414-4648.


For those in immediate need of our assistance, please call the Samaritan line at (877) 870-4673. 

Call or Text 24/7.


For attorneys who believe that their clients may be in need of an affidavit immediately, please indicate that on your referrals to BCRHHR.  Please find the referral form by visiting this page:


As the situation continues to unfold, please check our website regularly for any updated information about our services:

To Donate Visa cards, International phone cards and Uber cards to our clients, please visit our Amazon Wishlist:


Resources for refugees and asylum seekers


If you are feeling like you need to speak with someone immediately, you can call the

Samaritan Line at

(877) 870-HOPE (4673) |

Call or Text 24/7

To view more information on their website, click HERE

OR Call B.E.S.T.

(Boston Emergency Services team)

at 1-800-981-4357

To view more information on their website, click HERE

Food Pantries are still open!  To find out hours and information about food resources in your area call the 

Food Source Hotline:  1-800-645-8333

If you are looking for more information about the hospital’s response to the coronavirus, please check

the hospital’s website by clicking HERE

There is a special website for immigrants and asylum seekers who have corona virus questions made by lawyers, which you can view by clicking 


This is the Official Website of America’s Medical Office for Viruses – it is called the CDC or Center for Disease Control. You can learn more by clicking


This is a website with information in charts so you can view pictures for easier understanding by clicking 


Caring Communities Info. Session on Zoom:

To learn more about our center, our clients and how you can help, please join our next Caring Communities Info. Session on June 11th, 12noon- 1pm

Email Robbie Adams to register & 

receive the Zoom link, email:

"The Mounting Misery of Migrant Children"

This is a sign of how our values have eroded

Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk,

Letter to the Editor

The Boston Globe

June 28, 2019











BCRHHR staff at De Novo's Award Ceremony.  


April 29, 2019, De Novo Center for Justice & Healing presented the 2019 Dr. Joseph H. Brenner Award to the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) at their annual Volunteer Appreciation event. Read More...












Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk with the Goldman Family.  


Open Avenues Foundation presented it's 2018 Humanitarian Award to Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk at the “Response to Migrant Family Separation Crisis Fundraiser” on September 27, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston for her twenty years of work providing mental health services to refugees and survivors of torture. Read more... 


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“I am very sincerely grateful to Boston Refugee Center for rescuing and healing me from my fears, sickness, hopelessness, tension, loneliness, poverty, and death.”

– An Asylee from Sub-Saharan Africa

Dowling Building at Boston Medical Center

850 Harrison Ave, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02118

(617) 414-4794

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Last updated 4/7/19