Celebrating 12 Years of Service in Texas
CST Mission: Healing international survivors of torture and trauma through counseling and related services.
CST Values: Integrity, Compassion, Making a Difference.
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. Clinical Director, Samantha McGrath, LPC-Supervisor provides clinical oversight, statewide trainings, and supervision of students. Dr. Alejandro Moreno, MD, MPH, JD is our Senior Advisor for legal and medical services
The Center for Survivors of Torture has been providing integrated services to torture survivors in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas since 1997.
In 2000, the Center became an independent non-profit corporation, 501(c)(3). Since then, CST has treated more than 1,850 survivors, including asylum seekers, refugees, and asylees. In 2004, CST received a grant from the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide services across Texas. Training and support to other areas has taken CST services to all parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
The Center is a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP), Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), and the Texas Consortium of Refugee Providers (TCORP). On the international level, CST is an accredited member of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). CST respectfully receives funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT), The Meadows Foundation, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), The Stillwater Foundation, Donald D. Hammill Foundation, Junior League of Dallas and private donors.