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Grants Awarded to Lutheran Refugee and Immigrant Services

Grants Awarded to Lutheran Refugee and Immigrant Services$79,099
 
Welcome Hope: Healing Center for Survivors of Torture (2006)$79,099
 
Year:2006Amount: $79,099
Title:Welcome Hope: Healing Center for Survivors of Torture
Grant Type: Activation Fund
Lutheran Refugee and Immigrant Services is going to conduct a research project that will involve a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of 150 Worcester refugee families (recently settled from Western Africa and Somalia) who have survived torture.  The objective of this research is to foster their psychosocial health.  This project will include research support from Clark University and will use two valid research survey instruments.  The ultimate goal of this project is to train social service workers in the unique rehabilitation needs of those who have survived torture and to see that state funds available for serving refugees and immigrants are apportioned to Worcester County proportionately.

Project Director:  Jozefina Lantz, Lutheran Social Services of New England
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