Our programs include a vast array of online therapeutic and support groups, psychoeducational group classes that focus on self-care, self-regulation, resiliency and trauma awareness, as well as courses in English language, IT, and Arts courses such as, painting, and music/singing, movement and yoga. We recognize that trauma has a profound impact on individual and community mental health and well-being, and we are proud to provide free programs and psychological services to those in need. Our therapeutic online programs have increased the number of girls receiving therapy by 80% in the past year alone.

As an organization that focuses on the impact of trauma suffered by girls and young women, we are proud to be different from nearly all other charities and NGOs that engage in assistance to women in Iran and Afghanistan. We are also grateful for the institutional collaborations and partnerships with mission-driven, values based and like-minded organizations that have enabled us to expand our services and curriculums therefore expanding our reach and impact.

With the turmoils and upheavals in both Iran and Afghanistan taking the traumas experienced by women in both countries to new heights, OMID’s expertise in helping women to overcome their traumas is more important than ever. This expertise is the result of ongoing training of our staff and must continue in order to always be at the cutting edge of trauma healing. Our staff training in the new year will involve collaborations with top international practitioners to train 12 of our facilitators to run:

Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) group workshops, an intervention for women who survived trauma and have mental health management needs, teaching them skills and strategies for self-comfort and accurate self-monitoring.

Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) programs, a trauma treatment model that focuses on the neurobiological roots of trauma, designed to help those who experience traumatic experiences by connecting the healthiest parts of the person to their most primitive aspects. The goal is to neutralize the intolerable instances that occur when trauma resurfaces and replace them with healthy, positive effects that are now separate from the traumatic past. 

Please contribute to our Nowruz campaign. The average cost of training one facilitator for each of these programs is $425, which means that we need to raise $10,200 in order for all 12 facilitators to receive both trainings. It is only with your support that we can proceed with these trainings and insure that our staff maintain their state of the art trauma healing competencies.