Office of Refugee Resettlement Refugee Program Physical and Behavioral Health – Occupational Therapist

In August 2022, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Cleveland Field Office (USCRI-CLE) received a grant to hire an Occupational Therapist to help clients address barriers to self-sufficiency in a more customized and intense manner. Occupational therapy (OT) has helped USCRI-CLE clients experiencing difficulties adjusting to life in the US become more stable to start and maintain employment, restore their participation in daily life, improve well-being, and gain life skills and resources to build habits around achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency.