On February 17, 2017, CST held a free successful eight-hour Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) training at IBC Bank. www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
Thirty leaders from the Bhutanese community, having a high rate of suicide in the USA, were in one room Bhutanese trainers, PK from ORR and Ashok. In the second room, thirty other community leaders from many different backgrounds were invited guests for this free eight-hour training by two experienced MHFA mental health trainers, Amy and Teresa.
CST provides FREE mental health and social services to refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered torture and trauma before fleeing their countries. With free mental health treatment from licensed professionals, survivors can overcome the devastating effects of torture and trauma to live healthy, productive lives. CST’s free counseling and social services programs help survivors heal from the impact of torture and trauma so they can begin to rebuild their lives.Mission Statement: The Center for Survivors of Torture exists to facilitate healing, ease transition into new beginnings, and foster hope in survivors of torture, by providing specialized services addressing their comprehensive psychological, medical, and social needs; generating legal referrals; providing training opportunities for state-of-the-art professional service delivery; and collecting outcome measurements.
Vision Statement: As an accomplished first-responder to addressing the mental health needs of survivors of torture, and as a committed cohort of experts dedicated to survivors’ longer-term psychological care, the Center for Survivors of Torture will have an earned reputation as a collaborative partner in Texas and Oklahoma communities, specifically, and South Central U.S., generally.
Values: Integrity, Compassion, Making a difference
|CST is able to provide services in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. To make a referral for any location, please call (512)358-4612|
4108 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
9415 Burnet Road Suite 201
Austin, TX 78758
|San Antonio Satellite Office:
Our Lady of the Lake University at Community Counseling Service
Holy Cross Center Family Health Pavilion
590 N. General McMullen, Suite 3
San Antonio, Texas 78228
Affiliations and Funding
What are CST’s Accreditations and Affiliations?
How is CST Funded?
- LINK Foundation
- KCL Foundation
- Junior League
- Shield-Ayres Foundation
- Hammill Foundation
- Frucella Foundation
- Rees-Jones Foundation
- Mimi Foley Foundation
- Dreyfus Foundation
- Hattie Mae Lesley Foundation
- RGK Foundation
- Office of Refugee Resettlement
- Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service
- Florence Foundation
- Katherine Carmody Foundation
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