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Intercultural Counseling Connection, The

Intercultural Counseling Connection, The

The Intercultural Counseling Connection provides no-cost, trauma-responsive therapy for asylum seekers, refugees, and other forced migrants living in Maryland. Since its inception in 2012 under an Open Society Baltimore Community Fellowship grant, the Connection has established a referral network that currently includes more than fifty mental health professionals who provide compassionate, pro bono therapy for survivors of torture, targeted persecution, sexual and gender-based violence, and conflict-related harm.

 The Connection is the only program in Maryland uniquely dedicated to providing specialized, pro bono mental health services for asylum seekers and other forced migrant survivors in need of culturally attuned, linguistically appropriate care. Co-located in northeast Baltimore with partner organization Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE), we work in collaboration with the HEAL Refugee Health and Asylum Collaborative, the Episcopal Refugee and Immigrant Center Alliance (ERICA), and other concerned organizations. Our services prioritize trauma-affected individuals who are uninsured and do not receive federal benefits or supportive services from refugee resettlement agencies.

Through the Connection, these vulnerable yet resilient new community members can engage in the process of healing with the support of caring clinicians, and move forward with renewed strength and hope for the future.
Focus Areas
Direct Services

Lauren Goodsmith
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4500 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206


Year Founded

Fusion Partner Since




28 October 2020


Direct Services, Health/Wellness