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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

Case Management:

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.

Multilingual Services:

Our team includes bilingual staff. Interpretation services are provided when needed.

Program Costs

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: 

  • Rent/Utilities
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Pre-paid phones/phone cards
  • Employment
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • English language classes
  • Child Care
  • Family Reunification
  • Identification documents
  • Safety concerns
  • Enrollment in public benefits

Learn More

To learn more about the Trafficking Victims Assistance Program, qualifications to receive services, or to send a referral, call 616.965.8004 or email

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.