What Is The NWHHR Evaluation Network?
Established in 2012, Northwest Health and Human Rights (NWHHR) is a collaborative project between Refugees Northwest (a program of Lutheran Community Services NW), The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), and Harborview Medical Center. Together, NWHHR provides medical care, legal assistance, mental health support, basic needs, and other social services to survivors of torture in the Puget Sound.
In 2015, NWHHR developed the Evaluation Network to provide pro-bono medical and psychological evaluations for individuals who are seeking asylum. Today, the Evaluation Network is comprised of over 100 local medical and mental health professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to conduct independent assessments of individuals who are seeking asylum, providing valuable evidentiary support for the applicants’ immigration cases where appropriate.