The Survivors of Torture Services (STS) program is a comprehensive service to refugees and immigrants who have experienced torture in their home countries. We provide a safe, welcoming, confidential, trauma-informed and culturally-appropriate setting where survivors can begin the healing process. Our services include:
- Direct mental health and psychiatric services,
- Social service and medical care coordination, and
- Legal service referrals.
The Survivors of Torture Services is a program within the Family Health Centers (FHC) Refugee Health department. In 2012, the STS began as the Survivors of Torture Recovery Center (STRC) under the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work, with federal grant funding from the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. In January 2019, the STRC transferred to the Family Health Centers and became the Survivors of Torture Services. Housed on the campus of the Americana Community Center and adjacent to the FHC-Americana site, the STS provides holistic, integrated, individualized care for this highly traumatized population.