Looking to make a difference in someone’s life? The Center for Survivors is a great way to make that difference. They are an organization that has been dealing with torture victims and providing them with services in Texas since 1997. They are currently an independent non-profit corporation, 501(c)(3). Since then,they have treated over 1,700 survivors including asylum seekers, refugees, and asylees. Here are some of the Services they provide:
- Individualized treatment plans
- Individual/group therapy
- Social services and acculturation
- Forensic legal and medical reports for asylum court cases
- Medical and legal services and referrals
- Community outreach and education
- Food, clothing, medicine, transportation
- English practice, tutoring and class referrals
- Mentoring with compatible volunteers
- Acculturation activities
- Computer/internet access
- Parties and social events
- Art therapy and group projects
- Employment assistance and preparation
‘Over 500,000 torture survivors now live in the United States, with more than 54,600 in Texas alone. CST is the only active organization in Texas and Oklahoma trained and certified in international torture treatment.’
CST Mission: Healing international survivors of torture and trauma through counseling and related services.
CST Values: Integrity, Compassion, Making a Difference.
They accept any donations and survivors greatly appreciate anyone helping to heal the mental, physical, and spiritual wounds that these victims have experienced. Here is an idea of how much you could help: http://www.cstnet.org/donate
$5,000 can reunite a torture survivor with family members.
$2,500 can provide one year of medical care for a survivor.
$1,000 can provide housing assistance for homeless survivors.
$500 can provide interpretation services for therapy.
$250 can provide a survivor with food and clothing.
$100 can provide a survivor with transportation for a month.
$50 can provide life-saving medications for struggling survivors.