Spirasi provides holistic rehabilitation to survivors of torture - international protection applicants (asylum seekers), those from a refugee background and their families who have fled persecution and are now living in Ireland.
Our work is informed by global best practice and acceptable minimum standards for holistic rehabilitation delivery. We offer a range of direct services to those who have been tortured and train partners in Ireland who support those who have experienced trauma. We advocate for improved service provision, the safeguarding of human rights and an end to torture on behalf of our clients.
Set up in 1999, the key focus quickly became the provision of specialist services to victims of torture over 5,000 of whom have been served by the organisation i to date.
Spirasi's current services include:
Multi-disciplinary Initial Assessments (IAs);
Medico-Legal Reports (MLRs);
Therapies (individual, group and family);
Accredited English language classes and computer education.
A 3-year Strategic Plan for the period January 2022-5 guides the work of the organisation