Skip to main content


Lutheran Social Services New Americans

Building Bridges Conference feature presentations

Florida Center for Survivors of Torture

The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture (FCST) serves survivors of political and state-sponsored torture living in Tampa Bay and Miami-Dade counties through an intensive case management and strength-based, client-centered model. The goals of the program are to increase self-sufficiency and self-efficacy and to support survivors in their healing process. FCST assists survivors in rebuilding their lives and works to empower them through a community-based approach.

  • Torture overview
  • Complex marginalization and trauma
  • Resilience and self-sufficiency
  • Informed service provision
  • The trauma story
  • Multicultural issues in service provision

Stories of Creating Community

Led by Brad Delzer, theater artist and storyteller

  • Hear the stories of refugees, immigrants and those who have welcomed them.
  • Learn how someone becomes a refugee; what life as a refugee is like; how refugees come to the United States; what the resettlement process is like; and how newcomers and welcoming communities impact each other.

Our Impact This Year

  • Licensed child care programs in ND serving 36,529 kids


  • More than 47% of ND kids have had 1+ adverse childhood experience


  • People in ND who were educated about their pregnancy and options


  • Luther Hall kids who saw significant mental health improvements after treatment


© 2017 Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota

Powered by