Health & Wellness
Refugees and other immigrants endure profound physical and psychological trauma after leaving home, fleeing violence and persecution and often being separated from family and loved ones.
It’s no surprise, then, that many of these courageous men, women and children arrive in the U.S. with the emotional and physical scars associated with that experience.
Unfortunately, adjusting to a new culture in the U.S. often only adds to these scars, as families navigate the new emotional challenges that come with language barriers, financial stress and other household problems.
The refugee experience is characterized by persecution, violence, separation from family and loved ones, loss of personal possessions, and escape to unfamiliar places. Most refugees have endured profound physical and psychological trauma and arrive in the Triad with the emotional and physical scars associated with that experience.
The World Relief Triad Health and Wellness Program is here to respond with on-site therapy and counseling, and individual and family case management services for clients with serious or acute medical needs. Health and Wellness staff and volunteers help clients navigate the often difficult and confusing medical system, provide transportation to appointments and procedures, and help clients access medications. We also provide health education to help clients understand and manage their medical conditions, learn personal and residential sanitation techniques, respond to medical emergencies, or utilize over the counter drugs. The goal is to empower clients to become self-sufficient in managing their own health care.
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