Our Integrated Model
TASSC takes an integrated and survivor-centered approach to its work with survivors of torture. All of our staff work with survivors through a trauma-informed and strength-based perspective, focusing on resilience and each survivor’s own strengths as they move toward a brighter future. We work with, not for survivors as they move toward achieving their goals. Our interdisciplinary model also allows for coordination of care that addresses all aspects of a survivor’s wellbeing – from community and social connection, to legal, psychological, and medical support. TASSC addresses the wide range of each survivor's physical and emotional needs and offers support at each step as they find the care and strength they need to recover.
We aim to provide a “second home” for survivors in a warm, caring environment where they can begin to heal. Functioning as a drop-in center, we encourage survivors to come at any time during office hours to enjoy coffee, eat lunch, speak with staff, attend events and workshops, or to use computers and borrow books from the library.
Our goal is to
help survivors tap into the strengths they already have. We are building upon assets, not deficits, and helping them find the resources they need to create a path forward to a new life in the United States.
- Caitlin Tromiczak, TASSC Staff