We provide care to asylum seekers to the U.S. who are survivors of torture and who hail from a variety of countries.  Many have suffered physical or psychological persecution, female genital mutilation, or severe gender-based violence. We also provide care to minors and individuals residing in immigration detention centers.


The MSHRP serves over 200 clients a year from over 50 countries across the globe.

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Our clients seek asylum in the United States due to fear of persecution for one or more of the following reasons:

  • 93%   Membership in a social group
  • 52%   Political beliefs
  • 12%    Religion
  • 7%      Race
  • <5%    Nationality
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