COLUMBIA — Some years back, a Somali woman came to Refugee Health and Interpreter Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis complaining about anxiety attacks. After the staff at the center coaxed the story from the woman, they knew she shouldn't stay with her husband anymore: He was selling her to his friends as a sex slave.
Interpreters help victims of violence in Missouri's immigrant communities
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