Connecting Cultures/New England Survivors of Torture & Trauma

The Connecting Cultures/NESTT program represents a partnership between Connecting Cultures at the University of Vermont (UVM), the Vermont Law School’s South Royalton Legal Clinic, physical therapy through UVM, and psychiatric service via a Resilience Practice. Survivors of Torture (SOTs) receive comprehensive psychological, social work, legal care, and physical therapy, as well as psychiatric consultation and medical referral services. We also conduct psychological asylum evaluations for individuals seeking asylum.

Here are a couple of published articles they shared with us:


2 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405

NCTTP Member: 


Phone Number: 

Do you have to be a survivor of torture to be eligible for your services?: 

We provide services to refugees with and without histories of torture, however, we are careful to use our SOT funds solely for SOT's and other funding sources for our refugees without torture histories.

Referral Information: 

Please call our intake person at 802.656.2661.

Services Provided: 

  • Legal Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Social Services

Expanded details of program’s services: 

Key Partners in Direct Care (Please send referrals to healing center first): 

Our primary medical referrals are the Community Health Center of Burlington and the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC).