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The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) Refugee Ball held on October 9, was a great fundraising event enjoyed by more than 400 people.

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SSI were proud to sponsor the event, as well as having staff and board members attend the event.

SSI has a close working relationship with STARTTS, which provides help to many of our clients through referrals recevied from NSW Refugee Health to which all Humanitarian Settlement Services’ (HSS) clients are referred to for assessment.

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STARTTS also provides monthly group supervision to SSI HSS case managers’ program, delivering invaluable support, advice and debriefing opportunities.

Photographs courtesy of STARTTS

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