Health and Wholeness
As Syrian refugee families settle into new communities, they often cannot afford or are denied medical and wellness resources. Extended civil war leaves many physical and emotional wounds that become worse over time without proper attention.
Cedars Network believes that rebuilding a nation will require holistic health for its people. In fact, the foundation of this dream of a rebuilt Syria is locals who are healthy and empowered to bring health to their families and neighbors. This kind of health will take intentional relationship with the individual and attention to the whole person.
We are committed to empowering locals in these three ways:
Things like transportation, knowledge about medical care system and cost often keep Syrians from pursuing available medical care. We bridge those gaps and help create partnerships between local providers and those who need their services.
We provide a “living” education for locals with teaching sessions and working side-by-side in hands-on, whole-person care. This collaboration is building capacity and cultivating agency for personal health and growth from within the community.
One of the deepest needs of post-war communities is helping people feel safe enough to process grief and integrate new emotional distresses. In tending to emotional care, physical symptoms often disappear and people find the strength to re-engage with their communities and start dreaming again.