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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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Bright future ahead for new Australian Dana Al Samaan

Dana is a young woman from Syria who came to Australia</p><pOriginally from Syria, Dana came to Australia via Iraq in search of safety.

I was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. Syria is the country where I attended school and university for free, where I enjoyed safety and security, where I learned to communicate and respect others even when we have differences in religion, thought, doctrine or ideology,” she said.

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