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 …

June 26 at SURVIVORS – UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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by Zach Rivera, Community Relations Intern   June 26th is the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. On this day, the United Nations calls on individuals throughout the globe to show solidarity and support for the hundreds of thousands of people who have experienced or are currently confronting torture and its consequences. At SURVIVORS, we recognize this special …

Seeking an AmeriCorps Resiliency Corps Fellow

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Position Summary Recognizing the need for nonprofits and organizations throughout California to strengthen their disaster and emergency preparedness, OneOC, with the support of CaliforniaVolunteers and Corporation for National and Community Service, has developed a new AmeriCorps program called Resiliency Corps.    From forest fires and earthquakes, to terror attacks and chemical spills, it is pertinent that communities and the organizations …

A Note from the Daughter of Asylum Seekers

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    Donna Tang is an MSW administrative intern at SURVIVORS. She is graduating from San Diego State University’s School of Social Work in May 2017. She decorated her cap for the ceremony and wrote the following message below about her decoration choices.   “I’ve had this cap design idea for a long time now and am so excited to be wearing this …