Funding Approved to Provide Holistic Services to Survivors of Torture in Kentucky

Dr. Bibhuti Sar has been awarded a discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to continue to provide services to survivors of torture in partnership with Family Health Centers (FHC) in Louisville and Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) in Lexington, KY. The funding runs from October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020. Funding can be renewed for additional two years The funding will allow service providers at FHC and KRM to provide holistic, strengths-based, trauma-informed services to assist survivors manage their bio-psycho-social-spiritual health and well-being and rebuild their lives. Efforts will also be directed at increasing access to integrated care for survivors through education, training, and strategic partnerships. These efforts and services provided will be evaluated specific to their impact on enhancing the quality of life of survivors of torture. 

The Kent School team working on this project with Dr.Sar are Dr. Adrian Archuleta and Jim Guinn. Community partners include Bill Wagner, Bart Irwin, Liz Edghill, Pam Ratcliff, Giselle Mellen, and Jennifer Gibson at Family Health Centers (FHC) and Mary Cobb and John Koellinger at Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM).

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bibhuti Sar has been awarded a discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of

Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to continue to

provide services to survivors of torture in partnership with Family Health Centers (FHC) in

Louisville and Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) in Lexington, KY. The funding runs from

October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020. Funding can be renewed for additional two years The

funding will allow service providers at FHC and KRM to provide holistic, strengths-based,

trauma-informed services to assist survivors manage their bio-psycho-social-spiritual health

and wellbeing and rebuild their lives. Efforts will also be directed at increasing access to

integrated care for survivors through education, training, and strategic partnerships. These

efforts and services provided will be evaluated specific to their impact on enhancing the

quality of life of survivors of torture.

 

The Kent School team working on this project with Dr.Sar are Dr. Adrian Archuleta and Jim Guinn. Community partners include Bill Wagner, Bart Irwin, Liz Edghill, Pam Ratcliff, Giselle Mellen, and Jennifer Gibson at Family Health Centers (FHC) and Mary Cobb and John Koellinger at Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM).