Anastasia Campos received the Intern of the Year award from the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI). She had the exciting opportunity to intern with two programs at CIRI. In the Survivor Services program, Ana was responsible for providing trauma-informed social service assistance to survivors of torture and their families. She assisted clients in applying for and obtaining state and federal benefits, as well as other services including medical care, mental health counseling, transportation assistance, employment, education, and more. According to Christina Castellani, her supervisor, “Ana approached all tasks with warmth and compassion, built trust with clients, and positively impacted their lives in truly meaningful ways”.
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