When refugee children need extra help with homework, there’s a place they can turn to in South Philadelphia – The Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative.
The Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative (PRMHC) was formed in 2011, comprised of resettlement agencies, mental health providers, physicians and arts organizations working to link refugees in to culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health care. The PRMHC is led by Liberty’s Lutheran Children and Family Service and uses therapy, support groups and arts projects to help families process past exposure to violence and current resettlement stresses. It has become a lifeline for refugees who are starting over, after surviving unimaginable trauma in their home countries. Now, you can add “Homework Help” to the many programs the PRMHC hosts from a reclaimed storefront community center on South 7th Street.