TRAUMA AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
ABRAR Trauma and Mental Health Services is an organization dedicated to providing affordable, trauma informed, art based, and culturally sensitive mental support for diverse newcomers and immigrant populations. Services are carried out through professionals with lived experiences, who prioritize the creation of safe and comfortable environments. We resonate with our people, and respect diversity, vulnerability, resilience, new ideas, and passion.
ABRAR Trauma and Mental Health Services is a for-profit organization that provides
affordable, trauma-informed, art-based, and culturally competent mental support for
diverse newcomers and immigrant populations. Services are carried out through
professionals with lived experiences who prioritize the creation of safe and
comfortable environments. We resonate with our people and respect diversity,
vulnerability, resilience, and passion.
Creating client-centred and culturally appropriate brave spaces that ensure healing
and growth out of trauma, explicitly using trauma-informed and art-based early
intervention approaches for newcomers and immigrants so that they may thrive.
Founder & CEO
Abrar is a mental health counselor with extensive experience working with trauma since 2014; she is a member with CCPA with a passion for empowering marginalized youth and women. She is the 2021 Honorary Women of Distinction. She was born in Hamilton & raised in Aleppo, Syria. When the civil war broke out, she remained in Syria to volunteer and work with SOS, UNICEF, and UNHCR to provide children and their families with trauma-informed mental health care. She is the Founder & CEO of ABRAR Trauma and Mental Health Services, which was founded in 2020 and led a national mental health campaign to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized youth mental health in Canada and call for the implementation of a post-pandemic mental health recovery plan. Also, she recently joined the TMU School of Child & Youth Care as an Advisory Committee.