The Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture offers the following services to torture victims, refuges, and asylum seekers:
Medical services are provided on a weekly basis to our clients by our specially-trained doctor who is educated in issues relevant to the care of torture victims. In urgent cases or when special medical screening is necessary, clients are referred to public hospitals or private volunteer specialists in the community.
A lawyer informs asylum seekers, refugees and torture victims of their rights and supports their asylum claims. Our legal staff also helps our clients appeal against previous rejections of asylum applications.
A psychologist who specializes in the needs of torture victims is available for one-to-one counseling on a weekly basis.
A social history is documented after an interview with the client by a social worker. The aim is to help integrate the asylum seeker with the local culture.
We also refer victims to other volunteer service providers and specialty clinics in the community