The Fountain on Locust, House of India commemorate International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
St. Louis – Two St. Louis-area restaurants, The Fountain on Locust and House of India, are teaming up with the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma to support victims of torture in the Dine Out to Restore Life fundraiser.
On Thursday, June 23, diners at the House of India, 8501 Delmar Blvd., who mention the CSTWT at any time during normal business hours will have 10 percent of the bill donated to the organization.
On Sunday, June 26, diners at The Fountain on Locust, 3037 Locust St., who mention the CSTWT at any time during normal business hours will have 10 percent of the bill donated to the organization. (June 26 is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The observance underscores the rights of all to be free from torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment.)
Established in 2001, the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma provides mental health services to refugees and immigrants and to families who have survived torture and war. Approximately 9,000 such immigrant survivors of torture are now living in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The CSTWT also provides program services for refugee and immigrant youth, including the Open Door After-School Program and a youth performing arts ensemble, the International Playground.
The CSTWT receives private donations and grants from such entities as the United Nations, the Missouri Foundation for Health, the St. Louis Mental Health Board, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, the Jewish Fund for Human Needs and The Kresge Foundation.
For more information, visit www.stlcenterforsurvivors.org or contact CSTWT executive director Kristin Bulin at 314-533-4114 or email Kristin@stlcenterforsurvivors.org.
Geri L. Dreiling
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