Direct Humanitarian Services

Treatment, Training, Resilience Building, and Empowerment


Pilot Service Projects

The central mission of CBI’s Social Health Care program is local capacity building through training new service providers and strengthening existing local service NGOs. As such it develops and operates community-based, wholistic psychosocial services as pilot projects to:

1) Provide direct psychosocial treatment services to individuals and communities experiencing profound trauma and psycho-emotional suffering,
2) Model and demonstrate treatment approaches and methods,
3) Provide practical field experience and supervision for trainees in the use of learned skills, and
4) Demonstrate effective community-based service delivery models that can be established, operated, sustained, and replicated in conditions where:

  • there are large at-risk populations experiencing overwhelming hardship and suffering, including pervasive trauma, upheavel, and loss,
  • the human service infrastructure is either significantly under developed or severely compromised due to war, catastrophe, or turmoil, and
  • there are scarce material and skill resources.


Disaster Health Care Field Clinics

Direct treatment field clinics providing emergency psychosocial and medical services to refugees at various sites in Jordan, while also providing supervised practical field experience for trainees in the Social Health Care training program. ….

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Center for Healing and Renewal

A community-based residential service offering a broad range of interrelated activities housed within a positive, stable residential center for 40 families made up of Syrian refugee widows and their children. The goal is to provide a secure environment for healing and prepare individuals and families for recovery and moving forward with their lives through promoting empowerment, independence, and a self-help community.

Building management staff are provided with skill and support to increase their ability to support residents.
The service model is designed to be holistic and whole-person in addressing essential multifaceted and inter-linked needs of the individual and community, and to be a project that can be replicated, portable, scalable, and operate in situations where there are scarce resources.

Common Bond Institute partners with Michigan State University and the International Humanistic Psychology Association on this program.

Location:  Amman, Jordan

Service Recipients:
A community of 40 families composed of Syrian Refugee widows and their children housed in an apartment building completely dedicated to this population, and managed by supportive staff 24/7.

Need areas addressed:

1) Safe and adequate quality housing in a positive, supportive environment,
2) Psychosocial treatment: child, individual, and family treatment
3) Women’s Support group

4) Coping, self-help, and daily living skills training
5) Community rebuilding, resilience, and empowerment:
     Preparation as a “self-help community,” including training selected
residents as peer aides.

6) Basic intervention and support skills training for apartment staff
7) English as a 2nd language
Under Development:
7) Medical and Dental treatment
8) Educational, (basic education for children)
9) Vocational and Small Business training, and Employment preparation
for women and teenager heads of household.

(Updated Details To Be Posted)



Women’s Safe Space

A community-based day project addressing the needs of vulnerable refugee women and girls in Jordan for a safe place where they can gather to feel safe, comfortable, and supported, receive psychosocial healthcare services, meet basic personal needs, and regain dignity and confidence.

Services include but are not limited to:
educational activities and materials on women health issues, support for new mothers through newborn care and feeding techniques, nutritional awareness for pregnant/lactating women, distribution of prenatal vitamins, support for mothers to help combat psychosocial challenges related to child care and protecting teenage daughters, guidance and support that address challenges to young females living as refugees, building self-esteem along with mental and physical strength through psychosocial counseling, coping and personal empowerment skills training workshops, physical exercise, craft activities, and mutual social support.

Examples of coping and personal empowerment skills are: stress and mood management, nonviolent communications, interpersonal relationship communications, assertive problem solving and decision making, effective parenting in stressful situations, etc.

Additional services being added:
– Educational, (basic education and English as a 2nd language)
– Vocational and Small Business training, and Employment preparation

Through the combination of these support services and activities the project works to:

  • reduce stress and depression, and aid in healing trauma and loss,
  • reduce incidences of abuse and exploitation,
  • reduce the high rates of C-sections and miscarriages, malnutrition, exhaustion, excessive stress, and poor self-care in pregnant women and new mothers, and ensuring good health for them and their babies.
  • build self-esteem, empowerment, and dignity among women and girls.

This Women’s Safe Space is in partnership with Family and Children’s Protection Society in Irbid, Jordan, which is hosting the site.
CBI is preparing to expand on and replicate this project at other locations in Jordan to be accessible to more women and girls.

(Updated Details To Be Posted)



Community Resilience Building Events

Community social events organized to provide refugee children and their families with experiences of joy, cultural cohesiveness, and celebration.



to Support These Critical Healing  Services

Make a Tax Deductible Contribution in support of providing these critical services to refugees through our 501(c)3 nonprofit partner organization: International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)

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