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.

STARTTS uses to process our donations – it is a secure, quick and easy way to make sure your donation goes straight to where it is needed most.
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Thank you for your support. If you would like more information about making a donation,
please phone 02 9794 1900 or email


STARTTS’ Vision and Mission


Services for torture and refugee trauma survivors in NSW are:

  • Of excellent standard, informed by, and contributing to national and international best practice
  • Valued and supported by informed and empowered communities.
  • Proactive in supporting appropriate and effective services for torture and trauma survivors. elsewhere in Australia and the world.
  • Committed to culturally congruent, evidence based service provision and ongoing improvement through development and innovation in the field.

STARTTS’ Mission

To develop and implement ways to facilitate the healing process of survivors of torture and refugee trauma and to assist and resource individuals and organisations who work with them to provide appropriate, effective and culturally sensitive services.