The mission of Utah Health & Human Rights (UHHR) is to promote the health and well-being of the world’s torture survivors. At the core of torture, the trust between two human beings is destroyed. Our services focus on restoring trust and helping a survivor rebuild emotional, physical, social, and spiritual bonds. Our work also aims to prevent the effects of intergenerational trauma.
UHHR was founded in 2003 in response to the unmet needs of torture survivors in our community. Today, UHHR is the only organization in Utah that specializes in serving torture survivors. To date we have served over 4,000 individuals and we serve over 350 individuals each year: men, women, and children who have fled their homes because of torture and severe war trauma.
Do you have to be a survivor of torture to be eligible for your services?
Yes, unless unique circumstances.
If someone is not eligible for your services do you assist with local referrals?
Expanded details of program’s services
UHHR’s evidence-based and holistic services and are guided by profound respect for the resiliency of our clients. All UHHR’s services are provided free of charge and include:
- individual, couple, and family psychotherapy
- group therapy support and education
- intensive case management
- medical assessment, advocacy, and referral
- on-site psychiatric care
- preventative, wellness, and complimentary care
- pharmacological/medical case management
- legal referral for torture survivors seeking asylum
- on-site massage therapy
- occupational therapy
- comprehensive client assessments and evaluation
- outreach and consultation to physicians, educators, and social workers who encounter torture survivors in their practices