ORR Funding in 2016

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Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

This webinar, from December 17, 2015, is part of the National Capacity Building Project series of webinars. In this webinar Tim Kelly and others from the Office of Refugee Resettlement discuss things that newly funded organizations might need to know, and we hear introductions from those newly-funded organizations themselves.


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Wednesday, 23 December 2015


In this webinar, the Office of Refugee Resettlement/Administration for Children and Families (ORR/ACF) and the National Capacity Building (NCB) Project, welcome the FY 2016-2018 Services for Survivors of Torture (SOT) program grantees and provide you with an overview of important aspects of the grant program.

During this webinar the direct service grantees and the technical assistance grantee are introduced, and staff from ORR/ACF provides an overview of the reporting requirements and the budget amendment process.  Information about the March 2016 SOT grantee meeting is provided.


Tim Kelly serves as the Program Officer for Refugee Mental Health, in the Division of Refugee Health, at the Office of Refugee Resettlement.  Tim began working with refugees and immigrants in 1992 at NH Catholic Charities where he managed the Immigration and Refugee Services program. In 2000, he completed an MSW at the University of New Hampshire with a focus on refugee mental health.  In 2002, Tim moved to Baltimore and served as the first social worker and later the Director of Social Work at Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT).  While at ASTT, Tim developed strengths-based case management services and a referral network, and trained and supervised case managers.  He also served as Provincial Assistant for Social and International Ministries for the Maryland Province Jesuits from 2005-2009 and as the Director of the Esperanza Center (an immigrant service center) for Catholic Charities of Baltimore.  Tim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also has an M.A. degree in Pastoral Theology from Boston College.  He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Maureen, and their three children ages 18, 15, and 10.

Tim Kelly

Office of Refugee Resettlement

Program Officer

Contact: Tim.Kelly@acf.hhs.gov


A Dear Colleague Letter on Syrian Refugees  by Robert Carey, Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement may be found here

See ORR’s  page on Healtorture.org by clicking here 

The Office of Refugee Resettlement Survivors of Torture Program page may be found here

Form SF-425 (in PDF format) with instructions in PDF format

ACF-OGM-SF-PPR Coversheet/Attachment B (link is external)


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