We Help Torture Survivors Get the Help They Need at No Cost


Services are tailored to meet individual needs and include crisis intervention, individual and family therapy, groups, home visits, and coordination with other providers.

Healing Club

Healing Club helps counter clients’ feelings of shame, humiliation, and isolation. Activities have included art projects, nature walks, and cooking classes.


Services include thorough evaluation of clients, medication prescription and management, and regular follow-up by a psychiatrist.


Interpreters facilitate conversations among clients, our staff, and health care providers. We maintain a network of interpreters representing more than 30 languages.

Asylum Support

Medical affidavits conducted by physicians and psychological evaluations conducted by licensed mental health professions for submission as evidence in immigration proceedings.

Case Management Services

Case management services address emergency needs for our clients, such as food, clothing, and housing. Our team also distributes blankets, bus tokens, and hygiene items.

Are you a torture survivor, or know one?

You are not alone. We're here to help. We're a healing resource to survivors of torture and their families without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic or legal status.

Our Office is open for client services. All clients need to call (619) 278-2400 to schedule an appointment with our staff.

If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911.

If you have a mental health emergency and are unable to contact SURVIVORS, please call the San Diego Access & Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240 for immediate help. Confidential and free of charge, the line is immediately answered 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and can assist in 150 languages within seconds.


Our Mission

  • Facilitate the healing of torture survivors and their families;
  • Educate professionals and the public about torture and its consequences;
  • Advocate for the abolition of torture.