Happiness Again is currently working in 4 main program areas using a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver support, provide treatment, facilitate community reintegration, and raise psychosocial & mental health awareness.
Focusing on children ages 6-12, our 12-week Children's Program addresses adolescents' psychological and physical trauma. Utilizing field trips, art, music, play, psychodrama, and sand therapy modalities, our staff specialize in working with children affected by war and helping refugee families adjust to new living conditions after relocation.
Our Youth Program lasts 11 weeks and focuses on Syrian refugee adolescents, engaging them in a series of therapy-focused activities and discussions.
The Program aims to combat depression and PTSD in teens through guest speakers, leadership courses, volunteer opportunities, and career exploration. Additionally, the program facilitates conversations promoting hygiene, health, and education.
Our 12-week women's therapy and empowerment workshop provides psychological support to the mothers of those in the Children's Program. Through the empowerment and education of these mothers, the lessons taught at Happiness Again can carry on permanently in the homes of our children.
In this program, women receive weekly psychological evaluations and treatment. Additionally, the women participate in accessory-making classes three times per week. Through these sessions, women are given the opportunity to learn a new skill, earn money from the sale of these goods, regain self-confidence and rebuild their self-esteem.
Home Visits Program
As a result of the stigma associated with mental health, many individuals suffering from psychological disorders do not seek proper treatment or don't know where to find help. Our home visits are intended to mitigate this stigma by bringing mental health interventions directly to families in need.
A staff psychologist and two assistants visit the families in their homes with the aim of assessing needs, recording medical data, and understanding family dynamics. We conduct 32 home visits each month, through which we can provide families in need with hygiene baskets and other resources. We also ensure that children not in school are reintroduced into the school system in their host community.