Collaborative Relationships

HFR’s existing collaborative relationships to receive refugees and asylum-seekers include World Relief Southern CA, International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles, International Institute of Los Angeles, Human Rights Watch, USC Gould School of Law, and Al Otro Lado.

Since 2017, we have successfully provided or are currently providing caring support for families from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Guatemala, Chechnya, and Vietnam who have been placed with us through these agencies and organizations. In addition, we are now helping lead a case management partnership for 29 parent-child separation asylum-seeking cases from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador who have been just placed in the homes of their welcoming sponsors nationwide. 


Partners

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RAINBOW BRIDGE MUSIC STUDIO | costa mesa, ca

Olga Samsonova-Jellison, MA, MT-BC, NM
www.rainbowbridgestudio.com

Olga Samsonova-Jellison, MA, MT-BC, NMT is a Board Certified Music Therapist. She holds two masters degrees: one master's degree in Education Psychology from Russia and a second Master of Art in Music Therapy with a Counseling Emphasis from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. Olga’s graduate research at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College was focused on immigration, acculturation, and music therapy. Being a naturalized American citizen herself, Olga is personally familiar with the complexity of adaptation process to the new life in the new home country.

 
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