We believe that all children deserve healthcare and justice. As a nationally-recognized medical-legal partnership, we work to facilitate access to medical care and enhance the role of medicine and mental health in legal services. By promoting the well-being of immigrant children through direct services and advocacy, we seek to strengthen local communities and inform public policy. Terra Firma aspires to empower immigrant children to develop resilience, attain stability, and reach their full potential. 

 

 Dr. Alan Shapiro, a Terra Firma co-founder, examines a patient. Mark Bonifacio/Kaiser Health News.

Dr. Alan Shapiro, a Terra Firma co-founder, examines a patient. Mark Bonifacio/Kaiser Health News.

Zumba at Terra Firma, Center for Child Health and Resiliency waiting room


“Government-sanctioned family separation, anti-immigrant rhetoric and expanded deportation are public-health threats that we could never have imagined.”