ASTT uses a strengths-based model, understanding that every individual has the inherent capacity to transform his or her own life.
Welcome to ASTT
ASTT trains professionals in the fields of health, social services, law and education about the needs of torture survivors.
ASTT connects its clients to a network of over 75 community resources and partners.
You Make It Happen
If you don’t think you can make a difference, think again. You can.
- Have you ever wondered where ASTT clients come from? 56 percent are from Ethiopia and Eritrea, but torture and war trauma occur across the globe. The survivors we serve once lived in places as diverse as Mongolia, Mexico, and Mali. Check out our new map of client countries of origin - which we wi[...]
Karen Hanscom, Executive Director of ASTT, spoke with Neil Gandara of Family Radio's "Community Involvement." Hear her talk about our work, the needs of torture survivors, and more.
- "Being here is really an amazing experience to me, and I am so happy America welcomed me." Our new PSA, beautifully shot by Martina Smothers, is now live. Watch a survivor talk about her experiences in the U.S., and learn about how you can help the courageous individuals we serve. Be sure to f[...]
- In Memorial to Clayton A. Sweeney we walk in the sands of the hour glass, summer between our toes, winter at our heels, life strings a necklace of memories around our neck. Auset Marian Lewis ASTT pays homage to ASTT board member and benefactor Clayton A. Sweeney. The recent passing [...]