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.
- Participate in ASTT's end of the year fundraising challenge today! There are over 500,000 survivors of torture in the U.S. alone, and the number is growing. Many need help getting back on their feet. ASTT has assisted over 5,100 survivors from 80 countries, and we need your support to continue ac[...]
- Indefinite forced military service. Human trafficking. Followers of religions deemed “unsanctioned” detained and harmed. Torture. The situation in Eritrea is dire, yet despite a “shoot to kill” policy for Eritreans attempting to flee into neighboring Ethiopia, approximately 1,500 risk their lives ev[...]
- “We get to see clients as they progress, and that’s really beautiful.” Dr. Sheetal Patel has been interested in how trauma affects individuals and communities for several years. While working on her degrees from University of Maryland - College Park, she served as a peer educator on rape and sexual[...]
- Four years ago, when a group of ASTT clients and supporters ran shoulder to shoulder in the Baltimore Running Festival, who knew that this event would become an annual display of support for our work? The Festival is a great way to raise consciousness about the help we provide to torture survivors i[...]