St. Louis has emerged as a hub for immigrants, particularly those entering the country as refugees from war-torn nations. Consider these statistics:
People who arrive in St. Louis as refugees who have survived torture face multiple challenges. They may have lost contact with their families. Their surroundings are completely foreign and they likely do not speak English. The path to citizenship is difficult.
Typically, survivors of torture also experience trauma resulting from their experiences and require mental health assistance.
Places for People's Faith Team provides services and assistance to refugees who are survivors of torture. These services include coordination of all mental health needs, including therapy and psychiatric visits; assistance obtaining appropriate benefits; assistance with housing; links to resources, including groups providing assistance with citizenship; translation services; and legal assistance.
Last year, the Faith Team provided services to 304 people from 33 countries.
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