Trauma Recovery Center/Survivors International

Trauma Recovery Center/Survivors International Survivors International provides essential psychological, social service and medical services to help heal the wounds of torture for those who have survived persecution and have fled to the United States seeking safety and freedom. Our program aims to help survivors re-establish healthy, productive lives by providing support and ensuring access to comprehensive services. Survivors International serves residents of San Francisco.

Trauma Recovery Center



UCSF Interpreting Services

UCSF Interpreters generously donate their services to interpreting during our forensic medical evaluations. Interpreters created this moving video about the impact of their collaboration with HHRI.



Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Initiative (RAHI)

The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Initiative is a grassroots organization founded by Dr. Fatima Karaki, a physician at the University of California, San Francisco, who works with refugee populations locally and internationally. After witnessing firsthand the massive humanitarian crisis of Syrian refugees in the Middle East and Europe, the large number of refugees and asylum seekers in the Bay Area, and the need for inclusion of minority researchers, physicians and community members for those vulnerable populations, Dr. Karaki established RAHI. She envisioned a holistic approach that incorporates evidence-based medical research, cultural competency, social determinants of health, and international collaboration to improve health outcomes for refugees and asylum seekers around the world.


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. For more than a century, we have offered the highest quality medical treatment.

Today, we are one of the top children's hospitals in the nation, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, organ transplants and orthopedics as well as the care of critically ill newborns.


UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine

The UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine is proud to be at the leading edge of this wave of change. Our vision is to weave together our many strengths in education, research, patient care, and community engagement to promote a high performing health system that will improve the health of the patients and communities we serve and promote heath equity.


UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is composed of programs located at several different geographic sites: Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (LPPHC) on the UCSF Parnassus campus, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, UCSF Medical Center at Mt. Zion, San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC), and the new UCSF Mission Bay campus. Training is provided by more than 180 full-time faculty members and over 200 volunteer clinical faculty to 600 medical students, 60 general psychiatry residents, 13 psychiatry fellows, and more than 70 pre- and post-doctoral trainees in clinical psychology, social work, nursing, and rehabilitation therapy.


UCSF Department of Pediatrics 

The Department of Pediatrics at UCSF is committed to excellence in research, education and the clinical care of infants, children and young adults. We are particularly proud of our faculty, many of whom have received national and international recognition for their accomplishments in each of these areas. Faculty who have been elected to leadership roles in professional societies, serve as editors of major pediatric texts or journals, and are the recipients of millions of dollars annually in extramural research funding attest to the excellence of our faculty.


UCSF Center of Excellence for Immigrant Child Health and Wellbeing

The Center of Excellence for Immigrant Child Health and Wellbeing (CoE) is a cross-bay entity based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, California and serves as the infrastructure for collective action to address the health of children in immigrant families through education, evidence-based clinical services, and advocacy.




Society of Asylum Medicine

The mission of the Society of Asylum Medicine (SAM) is to create a community of physicians, mental health providers and other caregivers, as well as legal and human rights professionals who work with individuals seeking asylum. Our goal is to promote community, an exchange of ideas, scholarship and advocacy among clinicians and their partners involved in asylum medicine. 

SAM provides a robust bibliography and library of asylum medicine and human rights literature, including essential legal and historical documents. SAM promotes scholarly growth in the field of asylum medicine with opportunities for collaboration among professionals. SAM maintains an ongoing list of conferences, trainings and activities related to the field. Asylum medicine leaders and master clinicians highlight the most pressing issues in regularly published podcasts and blogs.

Members of the Society of Asylum Medicine have access to a listserv that encourages the exchange of ideas regarding challenging forensic issues. An active Twitter feed provides the latest news in the field and amplifies timely topics in asylum medicine. SAM promotes fosters clinician advocacy to support the vulnerable populations we serve.  


UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies protects the fundamental human rights of refugee women, children, LGBTQ individuals, and others who flee persecution in their home countries. We provide legal expertise, training, research and publications, engage in appellate litigation and policy development, and use international human rights instruments to address the root causes of persecution and to advance human rights.


Asylum Medicine Training InitiativeUCSF is a co-founder and leader of The Asylum Medicine Training Initiative which was was founded in 2021 to train healthcare professionals to meet the need for forensic medical evaluations of people seeking asylum in the U.S. The AMTI Introductory Curriculum is the product of our interdisciplinary collaboration involving 80 contributors with expertise in asylum medicine and human rights law from over 40 organizations and academic centers across the U.S.