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Center for Survivors of Torture - Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Services Provided
Legal Services, Medical Services, Mental Health Services, Social Services

The Center for Survivors of Torture is a multidisciplinary program of the Asian Americans in Community Involvement in San Jose, California; They provide psychological and medical evaluation and treatment and social services to survivors of torture from all countries. 

They are a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs.

Do you have to be a survivor of torture to be eligible for your services?


If someone is not eligible for your services do you assist with local referrals?


Expanded details of program’s services

AACI’s specialized torture treatment program, Center for Survivors of Torture (CST), serve torture survivors, refugees and their families using an integrated bio-psycho-social approach with an array of holistic, strengths-based, trauma-informed psychological, medical, legal, and social services. CST also train healthcare, mental health, social service, and legal providers in the mainstream community to enhance their capacity to deliver trauma-informed, culturally competent services to torture survivors. The Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) fits into AACI’s continuum of culturally and linguistically competent services, including:

  • a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • mental health and substance abuse services
  • HIV testing
  • education and prevention services
  • shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking
  • patient navigation and other community education and training programs
  • youth and senior programs
  • and more