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Please check out our wishlist of items to help BCRHHR clients this holiday season.



Have you ever wondered what it’s like to flee your home and start life over in a new country? What challenges do survivors face as they rebuild their lives after torture?


Attend an informational session and learn about caring for the diverse needs of refugees and torture survivors living in Greater Boston. Check the dates below for upcoming sessions.

Please check back about when our next Caring Communities informational session will be.

Register by emailing Robbie Adams at

"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

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850 Harrison Ave, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02118

(617) 414-4794

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Last updated 4/7/19