Bridge To Wellness Program
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
- Bullying (Cyber, Physical, or Verbal)
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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:
Domestic Violence Program Coordinator
- Comprehensive Services for Immigrants and Refugees
- Refugee and Community Integration
- English Classes in Philadelphia
- Promoting Health and Wellness
- Employment and Advancement
- Protecting Immigrant Rights
- Professional Interpretation and Translation Services
- Special Initiatives