Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

If you are working with trauma survivors, Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma is an excellent resource for support services.

From their website:

In your country, did you ever experience violence or fear for your life because
of your political activities, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation?

Were you ever detained, arrested, or jailed because you were involved in movements for democratic reform, human rights, or social justice?

Was anyone in your family threatened because of your beliefs or actions?

Were you or a family member ever hurt physically or emotionally by members of the government, military, militias, police, or political groups?

Are you seeking asylum in the United States because of persecution in your country?

You are not alone.

Since our beginning in 1994, ASTT staff has worked with over 1,000 clients from 38 countries. ASTT works with people who suffered torture or trauma in their home countries. ASTT can help you find legal help, housing, medical care, food, English classes, and other resources. We can help you regain a sense of safety, trust, and empowerment through working with a case manager or counselor in a caring, supportive environment. For more information about our services and how we can help you, please contact Maria at 410-464-9006 or


About lizbcraig

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in conducting diagnostic mental health evaluations for immigration clients. I have over fifteen years of experience as a clinical social worker, working with people from diverse populations. In my business, LizBCraig, LICSW, I conduct evaluations assessing for trauma in asylum, UVisa and domestic abuse (VAWA) cases, and for emotional suffering in extreme hardship casess.
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