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Oregon Health & Science University
3633 SE 35th Pl
Portland, OR 97202
The Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP) was originally founded in 1977 at OHSU to meet the psychiatric care of Southeast Asian refugees coming to Oregon from the Vietnam War. Over the last 37 years, the IPP has expanded to meet the behavioral health needs of numerous refugee and immigrant populations in Oregon. The IPP now operates a full service, culturally-sensitive psychiatric clinic for 1174 adults and children from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central and South America. Funded by Medicaid, Medicare and a federal grant for its torture treatment center, the IPP has been located in southeast Portland since 2008.
1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is a non-profit organization that provides social, educational and legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our strength lies in the diversity of our clients and services. Since NSC’s founding in 1921, our mission has been to help immigrants and refugees participate fully in American society.
UCSF Trauma Recovery Center
2727 Mariposa Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94110
Survivors International provides essential psychological, social service and medical services to help heal the wounds of torture for those who have survived persecution and have fled to the United States seeking safety and freedom. Our program aims to help survivors re-establish healthy, productive lives by providing support and ensuring access to comprehensive services.
2400 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Since its inception in 2000 CST has provided specialized services, including individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychological and medical evaluations for political asylum cases, medical, social and legal services to more than 800 victims of torture and family members from 64 countries.
CST is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families and the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, City of San Jose Community Development Block Grant, and County of Santa Clara Mental Health Department.
870 Market St, Suite 680
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Center for Justice and Accountability is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture and other severe human rights abuses around the world and advancing the rights of survivors to seek truth, justice and redress.
CJA uses litigation to hold perpetrators individually accountable for human rights abuses, develop human rights law, and advance the rule of law in countries transitioning from periods of abuse.
Telephone (toll free): 800-399-4529
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ Torture Survivors Project (TSP) attends to the needs of immigrants who were victims of torture. We provide legal assistance, case management and community education to a very diverse community of asylees and refugees.
We assist torture survivors to apply for their initial and renewal work permits; petition for family members; request adjustment of status to become lawful permanent residents and ultimately help them become United States citizens. Additionally, we can provide in court representation and legal assistance with re-instating public benefits.
Our attorneys and advocates assist torture survivors with the following services:
The Torture Survivors Project maintains a strong partnership with various agencies in Los Angeles, meeting bimonthly as an informal network called Los Angeles Asylum Collaborative. The Collaborative includes the Program for Torture Victims (PTV), Public Counsel’s Immigrant Rights Project, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), American Red Cross, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, CAIR (Coalition for American Islamic Relations), Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), LA Gay and Lesbian Center, Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), and Public Law Center, among others.
Additionally, TSP staff conducts outreach in key ethnic communities where it is known there are large populations of asylees and refugees who have come to the U.S. from countries where torture is commonly committed. These include countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Pakistan, Peru, Somalia, Sudan and Vietnam.
For detailed information on LAFLA’s services and projects, please visit the Client Services page of our website.
3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 290
Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Program for Torture Victims (PTV) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that rebuilds the lives of torture survivors from over 70 countries who have stood up for freedom, democracy, and human dignity. The first organization of its kind in the country, PTV has helped heal the wounds of thousands of survivors through comprehensive services, empowering them to reenter society, reclaim their identities, and work toward a world without torture.
PTV provides services to more than 300 survivors annually. Survivors learn about the PTV through word of mouth, immigration attorneys, or social service agencies. We also initiate outreach programs to some of the most traumatized and vulnerable communities in the region.
The Program for Torture Victims (PTV) has developed an integrated, comprehensive approach to rehabilitation. Our clients see a PTV case manager, physician and psychotherapist. We partner with some of the region’s leading service providers, including the Venice Family Clinic, Clinica Oscar Romero, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Public Counsel, among others.
P.O. Box 151240
San Diego, CA 92175-1240
For the privacy of our clients, we do not publish our street address.
Survivors of Torture, International is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for survivors of politically motivated torture and their families who live in San Diego County.
Since 1997, SURVIVORS has helped survivors to recover from their traumas through a holistic program including medical, dental, psychiatric, psychological, and social services.
SURVIVORS empowers torture survivors to reclaim the strength and vitality that were stolen from them by brutal dictators and governments. The specialized care SURVIVORS provides these vulnerable individuals helps them to become self-sufficient and healthy members of their families and of our community.
225 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Utah Health and Human Rights is a direct service and advocacy agency that promotes the health, dignity, and self-sufficiency of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and asylees who have endured severe human rights abuses, including torture and severe war-related trauma. Utah Health and Human Rights is guided by profound respect for the dignity and resiliency of our clients.
We believe that all survivors of severe human rights abuses deserve the opportunity to live fulfilling, dignified, and productive lives.
155 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Refugee and Immigrant Center at the Asian Association of Utah (RIC-AAU) was founded in 1977 and is a private, non-profit, community-based organization located in Salt Lake City. Originally established to support Asian immigrants and refugees in their transition to life in the United States, the organization has expanded its resources and services over the past 37 years to assist refugees and immigrants from around the world. Today, we serve over 2,000 refugees, immigrants, and other community members each year. With over 60 staff members, our backgrounds cover 17 countries and over 30 languages.
649 Dayton Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide care to survivors, train partners around the world who can prevent torture and treat its victims, conduct research to understand how best to heal survivors, and advocate for an end to torture.
We rebuild lives by extending care to torture survivors around the world. In Minnesota, torture survivors receive out-patient care at our Healing Center in St. Paul. A team of healers provides medical and nursing care, psychotherapy, social services and massage and physical therapy. Our international healing initiatives are in refugee camps and post-conflict areas where few mental health resources are available. We train local community members and refugees to meet the mental health needs of their compatriots for the long term.
We offer training projects around the world so that individuals and organizations can learn new and improved ways to provide healing services to torture survivors. Our training projects build networks of torture survivor rehabilitation centers and service providers; share knowledge through publications; connect peers in online communities; support organizational development; and mentor and coach individual mental health counselors.
CVT conducts rigorous evaluation and monitoring to ensure the work we do is effective. Measuring the progress of survivors is embedded into the therapeutic process of every CVT healing initiative. We also work with other torture survivor rehabilitation centers to help them develop their own tools for measuring the impact of rehabilitation services on the well-being of torture survivors.
Our healing services in Minnesota and at our international projects consistently document significant decreases in mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression, decreases in somatic (physical) symptoms, along with remarkable increases in measure of functionality and social connections.
Our Washington office works with members of Congress to support funds for healing services to survivors in the United States and abroad. Since 2000, CVT has secured annual appropriations to the point where the United States is now the world’s largest donor to torture survivor rehabilitation programs.
1331 West Albion Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
For appointments call case management 773-751-4035
The Marjorie Kovler Center transforms the lives of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of torture. Kovler Center provides medical, mental health, and social services; trains and educates locally and globally; and advocates for the end of torture worldwide.
Since 1987, the Marjorie Kovler Center has worked with more than 1,700 survivors of torture from 79 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Last year 357 individuals from 56 countries received services.
The Center for Survivors of Torture has been providing integrated services to torture survivors in Texas since 1997. CST initially began as a project of Proyecto Adelante, a Dallas non-profit that provided legal services to seekers of political asylum. While addressing the legal needs of its clients, the staff of Proyecto Adelante found that as many as one-third of the clients had personally suffered torture, had witnessed torture or knew someone who had been tortured. The legal staff was unable to address the mental health needs of the clients, which impeded the staff’s legal representation of the torture survivors.
A Program of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Inc.
The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture (FCST) provides comprehensive treatment and support services to victims of political torture who have relocated to the Tampa Bay and Miami-Dade areas from their countries of origin. Utilizing the concept of a “center without walls”, the FCST has recruited and trained a multi-disciplinary network of providers including psychiatrists, psychologists, interpreters, social workers, attorneys, and physicians who provide services to clients in the communities in which they reside. The Office of Refugee Resettlement and the United Nations Torture Victims Relief Fund provide funding.
Survivors of torture have experienced severe trauma, physical violence, hunger, sickness and disease. To promote healing, the FCST program provides the following services for torture survivors and their families:
The FCST promotes awareness and understanding by offering the following services for community members:
Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Miami-Dade County
14041 Icot Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33760
ASTT provides comprehensive, holistic services for survivors of torture and war trauma who live in the Baltimore-Washington region. We are dedicated to fostering a process of healing that enables survivors to rediscover their sense of hope for the future.
431 E. Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21212
700 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
LIRS works with migrants and refugees, U.S. Lutherans, and many partners in service and justice to accomplish our mission. Refugees are resettled through a network of 28 local organizations in 26 states, most of which are Lutheran social ministry organizations. Sixteen of those organizations also provide immigration legal services. Asylum seekers, survivors of torture and other migrants impacted by detention are served through 23 partners providing legal and social services including visitation ministry. In addition, we work directly with eight foster care programs at the state level to provide family reunification and foster care services for unaccompanied refugee and immigrant minors.
Silver Spring, MD
4121 Harewood RD NE
Washington, DC 20017
TASSC International was founded in 1998 by torture survivors with two missions: to abolish the practice of torture and to empower those who have survived torture. For the past seventeen years, TASSC has advocated for the abolition of torture and provided all-rounded direct support for thousands of torture survivors from over 70 countries.
Northern Virginia Family Service (NCFS)
6400 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 110
Falls Church, VA 22042
Established in 1998, PSTT’s mission is to assist survivors of torture as defined by the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 and to address the consequences of these human rights abuses. A comprehensive range of services is employed to address the complex results of their torture and trauma. The program serves over 150 survivors of torture per year. All services are free for PSTT clients. In addition, hundreds of community professionals nationwide have been trained by PSTT staff to recognize and effectively address the needs of torture survivors. PSTT team approach to survivors’ needs is holistic, and offers a full range of services and interventions. This includes: mental health, legal, and therapeutic case management.
Boston Medical Center
771 Albany Street, Dowling 7
Boston, MA 02118
Our Mission is to provide holistic health care coordinated with social services and legal aid for asylum seekers, refugees, survivors of torture, and their families. We also train professionals to serve this population, conduct research to understand and implement best-practices, and promote health and human rights, locally and globally, to improve the quality of life for survivors of torture and their communities.
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
22 Putnam Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT), originally founded at the Harvard School of Public Health, is a multi-disciplinary program that has been pioneering the health and mental health care of traumatized refugees and civilians in areas of conflict/post-conflict and natural disasters for over two decades. Its clinical program serves as a global model that has been replicated worldwide. HPRT designed and implemented the first curriculum for the mental health training of primary care practitioners in settings of human conflict, post-conflict, and natural disasters. Its training activities have been successfully conducted in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Japan, and the United States. HPRT’s landmark scientific studies have demonstrated the medical and mental health impact of mass violence as well as the cultural effectiveness of its clinical treatment and training programs. Working closely with Ministries of Health throughout the world, HPRT has developed community-based mental health services primarily in existing local primary health care systems. It has also successfully established linkages to major foreign university settings. HPRT’s bicultural partnerships with international collaborators have resulted in culturally effective and sustainable programs that rely primarily on local human resources and indigenous healing systems. In order to achieve its mission, memorandums of agreements have been signed between HPRT and universities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy, Japan, and Thailand. As a university-wide program, HPRT has access to the full resources and talents of Harvard University, including the Medical School (HMS), the School of Public Health, the School of Education, and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). HPRT is currently administered by MGH, one of America’s oldest and most prestigious hospitals, which is a major teaching hospital of HMS.
1 Milk Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
The International Institute of New England is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, with site offices located in Boston, Lowell, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The Institute also supports programming in Rhode Island. The Institute’s mission is to help refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life.
The Institute is staffed by nearly 75 full and part-time employees, who speak more than a dozen languages. The organization is headed by its President & CEO, Carolyn Benedict-Drew and overseen by a Board of Directors. The organization is funded by federal, state, and local grants and contracts, private foundation awards, and through the generous support of people like you.
161 Jackson Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Lowell Community Health Center proudly provides access to high quality, affordable health care to children and adults of all ages -- regardless of their ability to pay. The Health Center has served the communities of greater Lowell since 1970 and has grown to include many specialty services in addition to comprehensive primary health care.
One West Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Telephone: 617-661-1010 x128
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center provides free civil legal aid and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. Our services combat the effects of poverty and violence by helping clients and their children meet basic human needs for safety, income, health and housing. CLSACC draws on the expertise of dedicated volunteer professionals to provide direct services to our community's most vulnerable members.
The center serves 1,100 clients each year and benefits an additional 2,400 children and other family members. CLSACC serves victims of domestic violence and abused children, individuals, families and senior citizens at risk of homelessness, people with disabilities, and refugee and immigrant victims of torture, gender-based violence, human trafficking, domestic violence, and other types of crimes. The Center also serves people who suffer from mental illness which affects their ability to function in the community.
Bellevue Hospital Center
462 First Avenue, CD732
New York, NY 10016
The Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture was established in 1995 by medical and mental health professionals at Bellevue Hospital as the first program to address the complex needs of torture survivors.
We are the only comprehensive torture treatment center in the New York City area, providing medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services to survivors of torture and war traumas and their family members.
Human Rights Clinic
240 Greene St. 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10003
Eastern Region: CT, DC, ME, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA
Western Region: AZ, CA, CO, WA
Founded in 1994, HealthRight International’s Human Rights Clinic mobilizes the health sector to assist survivors of torture and abuse seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief in the U.S. HRC trains and deploys volunteer physicians and mental health professionals to provide clinical examinations for survivors, document the scars and signs of abuse, and prepare affidavits for use as expert evidence in immigration proceedings. The rate of grant of asylum for clients who obtained expert affidavits from the Human rights Clinic has been about 85 to 90 percent as opposed to the national average of about 25 percent. Learn more.
HRC provides physicians and mental health professionals with intensive training that prepares them to recognize and document the medical and psychological effects of torture and to write effective clinical affidavits. HRC volunteers form a network of hundreds of professionals across more than a dozen states who evaluate survivors of torture and other human rights abuses seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief. Learn more.
Many survivors come to the U.S. with little more than the contents of a backpack. Apart from the painful physical and psychological consequences of their abuse, they face the financial, medical, social, and logistical challenges of settling in a new country. Through the ASSIST program, HRC connects clients to community resources that facilitate resettlement, such as treatment centers, medical care, employment, food, housing, and ESL opportunities. Learn more.
245 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Recent natural and human made catastrophes have highlighted the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to the study, treatment, and prevention of trauma-related suffering. Founded at New York University in 1997, the International Trauma Studies Program is directed by Dr. Jack Saul, on the faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
The program has been enriched by the participation of a diverse student body ranging from mental health professionals, healthcare providers, attorneys, and human rights advocates, to journalists and media professionals, academicians, oral historians, and artists. Students and professionals are given the opportunity to develop and share innovative approaches to address the psychosocial needs of trauma survivors, their families, and communities. ITSP offers a dynamic combination of academic studies, research, and practical experience working with trauma survivors in New York City, the U.S., and abroad.
Annex G, 5th floor
79-01 Broadway Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373
The Libertas Center for Human Rights offers survivors of torture a holistic approach to healing, by addressing their medical and mental health care, and social and legal needs.
The Libertas Center for Human Rights is situated within Elmhurst Hospital Center, a New York City hospital located in Jackson Heights, Queens. Given the diverse patient population that Elmhurst Hospital reguarly serves, the Libertas Center is uniquely qualified to identify and provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary services to torture survivors.
1125 New Britain Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110
Khmer Health Advocates (KHA) was founded with a mission to care for the health needs of survivors of the Mahandorai (the Cambodian holocaust), and their families. The KHA torture treatment program is one of the first programs for the torture victims in the United States. As the only Cambodian health organization in the United States, KHA provides care for people in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and advocates for survivors across the nation.
670 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
The International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN) is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to helping foreign-born persons achieve self-sufficiency. Our services include refugee resettlement, English and citizenship classes, counseling, translation/interpretation services and legal assistance.
IICONN advocates for fair and equitable treatment of immigrants, refugees and others, and works to increase public awareness of the contributions of foreign-born persons to American culture and values.
The Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center
University of Vermont
Room 135 John Dewey Hall
2 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0134
The New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma Program is a direct partnership between psychological services (Connecting Cultures) and legal services (Vermont Immigration and Asylum Advocates). Our goal is to provide survivors of torture with holistic, integrated and effective services in a culturally relevant, client centered context.
Connecting Cultures is the primary mental health service component of NESTT and the only program in Vermont specifically designed to address the mental health needs of survivors of torture.
Connecting Cultures is a clinical-science specialty clinic within the Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center (BTPC; a 501(c) 3), in the Psychology Department at the University of Vermont. The BTPC has been successfully providing mental health services for over 35 years. Connecting Cultures is specifically designed to provide direct clinical services, outreach, research and evaluation for refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers.
NCTTP officially welcomed three new member programs at the NCTTP’s Annual Meeting in March. These are (in alphabetical order) the International Institute of Connecticut in Bridgeport, CT; the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia, PA, and the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma in Burlington, VT. During the next few months we will be featuring stories on these new programs, along with stories about our longer established programs to help you get to know NCTTP member centers.
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