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Bridge To Wellness Program

Multilingual│Culturally Responsive│Trauma-Informed

What is the Bridge to Wellness Program?

Our program offers comprehensive, multilingual, trauma-informed and culturally-responsive services for immigrant survivors of crime. Our goal is to provide support, a path for healing, and to empower the communities we serve.

Who do we help?

Our program provides services to immigrants who have been victims of the following crimes in Pennsylvania:

  • Adult Physical Assault (Includes Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault)
  • Adult Sexual Assault
  • Adults Sexually Abused/Assaulted as Children
  • Arson
  • Bullying (Cyber, Physical, or Verbal)
  • Burglary
  • Child Physical Abuse or Neglect
  • Child Pornography
  • Child Sexual Abuse/Assault
  • Domestic and/or Family Violence
  • DUI/DWI Incidents
  • Elder Abuse or Neglect (Victim 60+)
  • Hate Crime: Racial/Religious/Gender/Sexual Orientation/Other
  • Human Trafficking: Labor
  • Human Trafficking: Sex
  • Identity Theft/Fraud/Financial Crime
  • Kidnapping (Non-Custodial)
  • Kidnapping (Custodial)
  • Mass Violence (Domestic/International)
  • Other Vehicular Victimization (e.g., Hit and Run)
  • Robbery
  • Stalking/Harassment
  • Survivors of Homicide Victims
  • Teen Dating Victimization (Victim 13 -17 Years)
  • Terrorism (Domestic/International)
  • Other: Reckless Endangerment by Another Person
  • Other: Terroristic Threats
  • Other: Theft

How do we help?

Immigration Legal Services

  • Violence Against Women’s Act Petitions (for battered spouse, parents, and/or children)
  • T Visas (for survivors of trafficking)
  • U Visas (for survivors of certain types of crimes on U.S. soil)
  • Other immigration remedies that are available to victims of crime

Case Management

  • Offering safety and support for immigrant survivors of crime (e.g. domestic violence, rape, assault, robbery and others)
  • Encouraging well-being and meaningful connections through client-centered service plans
  • Providing information about victims' rights and referrals to other service providers
  • On-site therapy and wellness activities

Community Building

  • Technical assistance and trainings on immigration options for vulnerable immigrants including immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes
  • Outreach and training, in partnership with the communities we serve and other advocates, to increase immigrant survivors'  access to culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed services

Is there an emergency?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-888-799-SAFE (7233). Hotline Call Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you (Interpreters are available).

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Who do I ask for legal help?

For more information about the Bridge to Wellness Program or to make a referral please contact:

Brenda Gorski

Domestic Violence Program Coordinator