I feel that a great burden has fallen off my shoulders and that feeling of depression is gone. You have helped me make that positive step toward the future and given me a sense of hope.

Thank you for supporting our work. Every donation, whether large or small, helps us in our work of providing services and support to people who have survived terrible and traumatic experiences.

Your donation will help us to provide more comprehensive services to the people that need them most, particularly children, young people and older refugees.

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Our Clients

STARTTS provide services for refugees, asylum seekers and people from refugee-like situations who have survived torture or other traumatic experiences associated with organised violence.

We provide services for individuals, families and refugee communities. It does not matter how old someone is or how many years he or she has been living in Australia.

Torture and trauma can have negative impacts on a person’s physical and mental health, as well as influencing the way they relate to family and friends. It can also damage the bonds between members of refugee communities and their trust in mainstream institutions and society.

Our Clients
Despite this, refugees are amazingly resilient, and with some support are generally able to live full and productive lives. Again and again our clients have demonstrated their enormous strength and their ability to overcome adversity.

Some statistics about our clients

In 2011 STARTTS’ provided direct clinical services to 1833 refugees and asylum seekers. We have also worked with many hundreds more clients through group programs, or children and young people attending camps and community development projects such as consultations or Enterprise Facilitation.

Click on the graphs below for our clients’ age range and country of origin.

Direct Services clients by age group

Direct Services clients from top 15 countries