Welcome to ASTT

We Heal
  • We Heal

  • ASTT uses a strengths-based model, understanding that every individual has the inherent capacity to transform his or her own life.

We Educate
  • We Educate

  • ASTT trains professionals in the fields of health, social services, law and education about the needs of torture survivors.

We Partner
  • We Partner

  • ASTT connects its clients to a network of over 75 community resources and partners.

You Make It Happen
  • You Make It Happen

  • If you don’t think you can make a difference, think again. You can.

Latest News

  • It doesn't take much to help! A donation of $10 helps provide round trip transportation for clients to come into the office to receive case management and psychological counseling services. It doesn't take much to help! http://www.gofundme.com/ASTTTransportationFund  
  • ASTT is pleased to announce its new clinical director, Dr. Sheetal Patel. Dr. Sheetal has been a part of the ASTT team for six years now, serving as the resident psychologist at ASTT's DC office. She completed her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. She[...]
  • This Mother’s Day, if you’re a mom, you may get a drawing from your child. Or you may be planning to take your mother out to lunch. But some people who want to spend time with their mothers this holiday cannot. Asylum-seekers in the U.S. are often separated from their loved ones. Sometimes children [...]
  • 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[...]