The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is interested in awarding up to two cooperative agreements for national projects to provide technical assistance to organizations and institutions that serve persons who have been tortured.
It is expected that at least one of the projects will focus on
those organizations and institutions funded to provide direct services to torture survivors under a separate ORR announcement (HHS-2009-ACF-ORR-ZT-0050).
The purpose of the project(s) is to provide training and technical assistance to increase the capacity of programs to provide effective services to torture survivors and to measure their results.
It is also important to ensure that collaboration is evident among torture survivor programs and other relevant providers to develop increased capacity, expertise and skills to serve torture survivors through the facilitation of consultation, peer support and training across programs, identifying and promoting effective treatment strategies and resources, and fostering organizational stability and a sustainable set of services.