Let the Healing Begin Now
Bethany provides caring and supportive trauma treatment plans for refugees and immigrants who are victims of torture. We seek to help refugee families meet their legal, medical, psychological, and social service needs.
The Challenges Refugees Face
Serious effects of torture and trauma can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, major depression, and increased substance abuse. The primary goal of The Healing Center is to empower survivors of torture to regain physical, psychological, and social wholeness. It is to rebuild productive and independent lives through unified services that are culturally-sensitive and focused on the individual’s specific needs.
Services Provided by the Healing Center
This includes referrals and assistance in finding housing, employment, and legal assistance.
Therapy Services to help with:
- Processing Trauma
- Developing Positive Coping Skills
- Regulating Emotions
- Stress Management
- Adjusting to a New Culture
Medical Coordinating Services:
This includes medical referrals and service coordination.
Our team includes bilingual staff. Interpretation services are provided when needed.
This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement. Clients meeting eligibility criteria will be provided services at no cost.
Find or Contact Us
- The closest bus stop to Bethany is on the corner of Eastern Ave SE and 36th St SE. The address is 1050 36th St SE, Suite 400.
- For an appointment, please contact us at 616.224.7540, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Trafficking Victims Assistance Program
Bethany Christian Services offers case management assistance to foreign born survivors of trafficking and their families. Services are available for those who were born outside of the U.S., are survivors of trafficking, and are not U.S. citizens or green cards holders. Survivors and their family members must arrive in the U.S. with T-2 through T-6 Visa statuses to be eligible for the program.
Those who meet the criteria for the program can receive help with:
- Pre-paid phones/phone cards
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- English language classes
- Child Care
- Family Reunification
- Identification documents
- Safety concerns
- Enrollment in public benefits
The TVA program is provided by collaboration with the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) to provide services for foreign born trafficking survivors.
Child Traumatic Stress Center
Bethany’s Child Traumatic Stress Center is nationally recognized by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This center was founded in 2002 to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in older, adopted children. In 2008, Bethany expanded its services to provide PTSD treatment to children in foster care and their parents.