Art Therapy and Healing

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Art Therapy and Healing by Karen Toloza, MSW Intern  Every day at SURVIVORS is a new opportunity to learn about and from our clients. During our monthly healing club, we help our clients learn new things about themselves and others. The Healing Club that was held last month was filled with a harmonious, positive energy that revolved around the creative …

Nevertheless She Persisted…

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In honor of International Women’s Month, we would like to take you on a journey with one of our clients before she reached our safe border. Our client’s name has been changed to maintain her confidentiality and in order to celebrate these strong and resilient women, we ask you to dwell less on their past, and focus more on their …

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2019: A Modern Way to Learn about Timeless Topics

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SURVIVORS is proud to be an official partner of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. This year’s films –Anote’s Ark, Charm City, Roll Red Roll, TransMilitary, and the Unafraid – discuss issues such as restrictive immigration policies, climate change, urban violence, rape culture, and prejudice in the workplace. The upcoming film festival will be a great opportunity for our donors, …

Five Ways Interning at SURVIVORS Changed Me

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These past months with SURVIVORS has been an invaluable experience enriched by new lessons learnt, new skills and a better understanding of who I am and who I want to become. As the Community Relations intern, I assisted with the advocacy and outreach programs of the organization.  I also acted as the volunteer coordinator for the Annual Helping Survivors Heal …

Seeking a Contracted Licensed/Qualified License-eligible Therapist for After-School Groups

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Are you seeking to contribute to the community and support newcomer refugee youth? This could be the opportunity for you! SURVIVORS is seeking contract licensed or qualified license-eligible therapists to lead weekly after-school enrichment groups. The after-school program helps refugee students increase their positive adaptive skills, develop knowledge of gender equality and learn the role of culture in areas such …

The Value of Volunteering

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By Katherina Todisco, Community Relations Intern Survivors of Torture, International offers diverse volunteer opportunities to help our community of survivors. We are always seeking new volunteers willing to be part of our family at SURVIVORS. The work of our volunteers is extremely valuable for our organization and it would not be possible to do the work that we do without …

June is Torture Awareness Month

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By Katherina Todisco & Niki Kalmus June marks the beginning of summer, longer days, and warmer weather, but is also one of our favorite months at Survivors of Torture, International – Torture Awareness Month. On June 26, 1987 the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) entered into force*. June 26 has been chosen …

Seeking a Contracted Licensed/Qualified License-eligible Therapist

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Are you seeking to contribute to the community and support newcomer refugee youth? This could be the opportunity for you! SURVIVORS is seeking a contract licensed or qualified license-eligible therapist to lead a weekly after-school enrichment program as part of the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) program. SURVIVORS’ staff and clinicians have lead RSIG groups for the past six years …

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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SURVIVORS is proud to announce our community partnership with the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) for the annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival on February 1 – 4, 2018. Now in its eighth year, the festival continues to provide a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that a personal voice can …

Seeking Dentists (pro-bono or reduced fee)

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SURVIVORS is in need of dentists on a volunteer or reduced fee schedule.     Licensed dental volunteers are greatly needed to accept clients into their practice either pro bono or on a greatly reduced fee schedule. Dental services requested may include teeth cleaning, x-rays, fillings, extractions, denture fittings, or even more extensive dental work (including root canals, crowns, tooth removal, …