Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT) (Baltimore, MD)

Name

  • Name:Lincoln Boykin
  • Title:Associate Director of Development

Work Address

  • Organization Name:Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT)
  • Address:431 E Belvedere Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21212
    United States

Work Phone

  • Main phone:202-604-9428

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General

  • Mission:
  • Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of those who have experienced the trauma of torture, to educate the local, national, and world community about the needs of torture survivors, and to advocate on their behalf.

  • Overview:
  • At our offices in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC, ASTT:

    - Provides counseling and specialized treatment in a safe, caring, confidential environment;

    - Offers expert testimony for asylum cases;

    - Facilitates access to social services and resources, including medical and legal assistance, language training, and many others

    In addition, ASTT:

    - Provides specialized training for legal and health professionals to increase their ability to respond to the needs of torture survivors;

    - Raises community awareness about torture, its consequences, and the needs of survivors;

    - Advocates for the abolition of torture worldwide through publications, the media, conferences, and other forums

    Through advocacy and public education, ASTT promotes consciousness of torture as a global concern and provides insight into the situation of survivors here in the greater Baltimore and DC metro area.

    ASTT has no religious, political or economic agenda. We do not exclude anyone based on nationality, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or gender identity. All of our services for torture survivors are provided completely free of charge.

  • History:
  • In 1994, a group of dedicated professionals noticed that the population of asylum seekers in Maryland who had experienced torture in their countries was growing. Though legally in the U.S., unlike "Refugees", this vulnerable population was without any government assistance for housing, medical care, food and other basic needs. Even today, asylum-seekers receive no government assistance until they are awarded asylum - sometimes years after arriving in the U.S.

    To meet the unique needs of this population, ASTT began by providing holistic rehabilitation services, including psychotherapy and human services case management by licensed and trained professionals. To date, ASTT has helped more than 5,100 individuals from over 80 countries. ASTT does more than help these men and women contend with hardship; through our strengths-based approach, we also give them tools to rediscover their sense of purpose and self-worth, and help them to thrive as members of our local community.

  • Year established:1994
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:12
  • Staff size:5

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
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