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Social Work

The Social Work Department provides intensive services to the foreign born facing a variety of challenges including, but not limited to, serious or complex medical needs, domestic violence or other family problems, developmental and physical disabilities and mental health needs.

Services provided aim to assist Clients in accessing appropriate services to address identified needs. Services are centered around 4 key components:

Departmental Staff work closely with other agency staff as well as community service providers. All foreign born individuals are eligible for services which are provided without cost through funding from a variety of public and private sources including Office of Refugee Resettlement and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. All services provided are confidential.

Social Workers are also available to provide trainings to the community on a wide variety of topics related to work with foreign born clients.

Preferred Communities Program

Adjusting to life in a new country can be challenging for anyone. If you have significant medical issues or lived in a refugee camp for an unusually long time, the challenges multiply. IISTL provides intensive case management services to assist refugees facing these issues through the Preferred Communities program, funded by Office of Refugee Resettlement through the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Learn more about the program here.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact:

Lara Fallon, LCSW, ACSW

314-773-9090, ext. 160


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