Inspiring Generations through Hope & Healing during Annual Event

Leading nonprofit welcomes international community to weigh-in on refugee plight

In its 6th year, The Alliance Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Conference will focus on Cross Cultural Resiliency: Inspiring Generations through Hope & Healing. This in-person event is set for Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas.

Throughout the day, refugee leaders and advocates, social service providers, mental health clinicians, and subject matter experts will share their first-hand experiences, research, and tools to empower refugee families on their mental health and wellness journeys. Attendees will learn how larger, sociocultural factors help individuals and communities overcome adversity, during this one-day event.

“You will hear stories of courage and weakness, perseverance and helplessness, post traumatic growth and failures, and lessons learned by refugees who have been in the US for generations,” said Sophia Banu, MD, Co-Chair of The Alliance Refugee Mental Health & Wellness Conference; Psychiatry Director, The Alliance Wellness Center; Director, Clinic for International Trauma Survivors; Co-Director Global Mental Health Division, Baylor College of Medicine, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Ben Taub Hospital / Harris Health System.

“We want to invite you to listen as these invaluable lessons are passed onto the newcomers who, too, have been forced to leave their homeland. As refugees work to survive in these uncertain times, they look to their counterparts who have built successful communities and are contributing in exceptional ways to their new country, their new home, making it stronger every day,” Dr. Banu continued.

To register for the event, please click here.

About The Alliance: The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a United Way Partner that creates opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and underserved residents to achieve their goals for self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.