Tutapona in Minnesota, U.S.A.

Image Courtesy of exploreminnesota.com

Image Courtesy of exploreminnesota.com

Minnesota, U.S.A. has welcomed more than 100,000 refugees in the last 30 years, meaning it hosts the highest number of refugees, per capita, than any other state in the U.S.A. 

In May 2019, Tutapona launched our first stateside office, providing much needed trauma rehabilitation to refugees living in St. Paul and surrounding regions.

We recognize that the need for trauma rehabilitation is not eliminated when a refugee is relocated to a country like the US; in fact, at times it is exacerbated by the intense changes in cultural and social environments. Trauma care allows people to start over from a place of hope. And hope changes everything.

We are excited at the prospect of journeying alongside these refugees as they embark on their new life in the U.S.A.

|| Individual Care ||

Our St. Paul Clinic offers in-home and office based mental health services for refugees, including individual psychotherapy, diagnostic assessments and Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS). We specialize in providing culturally competent rehabilitation for refugees who have experienced war and conflict affected trauma.

|| GROUP CARE ||

Tutapona will be delivering our proven group curriculum, GROW - a program centred on post-traumatic growth theory that is currently delivering very positive results in East Africa and the Middle East.  Our programs demonstrate that community programming brings community healing. In addition to being able to reach more people through a group setting, GROW empowers participants through co-facilitation and accountability, while building a trusting community of people who can relate and encourage one another. 

For more information on our US based services or referrals please contact: tc@tutapona.com.

|| Supervision & TRAINING ||

To address the local shortage of culturally trained therapists in the Twin Cities and to reduce waiting list time for refugees seeking mental health care, we also offer supervision groups for social work and counselling graduates who will be given opportunities to gain paid experience in providing therapy and leading groups. 

We are also available to provide high quality and professional training, consultations and workshops for organizations, churches and businesses who work with refugees and in the refugee sector.

For more information, or to join a supervision group, please contact tc@tutapona.com.