Bilingual International serves refugee and immigrant adults through Care Access for New Americans (CANA), funded by the St. Louis MHB, and the St. Louis Partnership for Survivors of Torture, financed through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This partnership (hereafter known as CANA/Survivors), now in its 14th year of providing services to the most vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations in the St. Louis area, supports a holistic, established, integrated care program for immigrants and refugees in St. Louis City, and torture survivors in the greater St. Louis area.
CANA/Survivors services include:
- Case Management
- Legal Assistance and Representation
- Individual Mental Health Therapy
The integrated care team includes many bilingual, bi-cultural staff who are paired with same-language speaking consumers so that consumers can receive services in their primary language. In cases where same-language staff are not available, team members work with professional interpreters who are coordinated through Bilingual International’s Language Services Department.
Attendant services may include family systems model counseling, group therapy, citizenship tutoring, connection to housing, linkage to medical/dental care, employment assistance, referral to other community resources, and professional translation services.
Bilingual International is a proud member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP) as well as the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT).
For more information, please call 314-645-7800 and request to speak with Ron Klutho, the Team Lead and intake screener.