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 …

Job Announcement – Office Manager

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 Reports to: Executive Director  Effective Date: June 2018 Location: San Diego, CA FLSA Status: Non Exempt, Full-time        General Purpose of the Job: Provides administrative and clinical support. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (The examples of functions are not necessarily exhaustive. Management is not precluded from assigning other related functions not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment for the …

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, …

Seeking Contracted Licensed Mental Health Clinicians

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“I have often thought I should pay to do this work. Through my experience with SURVIVORS, I have witnessed both the best and worst of humankind. The depth of the trauma I have heard recounted in stories is surpassed by the strength and spirit I see in each survivor. Each client I have worked with has stretched my heart in …

Creating a Vision for the Future: December Healing Club

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SURVIVORS celebrated the end of another year fostering a welcoming community for torture survivors by organizing a Healing Club for clients to spend time with one another and to create a vision board. Clients, their families, interpreters, volunteers, and staff joined together in an afternoon of crafting and making new friends.    Clients were invited to reflect on their accomplishments …

Reflecting on traditions of Gratitude, Community, and Connection

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Thanksgiving Healing Club: Reflecting on traditions of Gratitude, Community, and Connection. By Katherina Todisco, SURVIVORS Volunteer The Healing Club is a monthly meeting which gives clients the opportunity to meet one another and participate in healing activities together. The Healing Club is a safe space for our clients to share their stories, feelings, and fears with one another. In November, …

Help SURVIVORS become more resilient by donating emergency supplies

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Guest blog post by SURVIVORS’ AmeriCorps Fellow, Hannah Senninger Help SURVIVORS become more resilient by donating supplies today!              From the Northern California wildfires which have burned over 215,000 acres, to the hurricanes in Texas and the Bahamas which destroyed thousands of homes and has left Puerto Rico and other small islands in crisis, to …