Job Announcement – Finance Manager

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Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS) Job Posting – Finance Manager Reports to: Executive Director Location: San Diego, CA Effective Date: November 2017           FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (The examples of functions are not necessarily exhaustive. Management may assign other related functions.) Accounting Functions– Handle accounts payable and receivable. Process credit card donations. Responsible for all payroll …

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 …

The American Psychiatric Association to Present its 2017 Human Rights Award to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs

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The American Psychiatric Association has selected the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP) as the recipient of the 2017 Human Rights Award. SURVIVORS’ executive director, Kathi Anderson, and NCTTP president, Lin Piwowarczyk, MD, MPH, will accept this award for the NCTTP at the APA’s annual meeting in May, to be held this year in San Diego. “The APA Human …

Donate Your Old Car to SURVIVORS

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Did you know that you can donate your old or unused vehicle to SURVIVORS at no cost to you? It’s easy, tax deductible, and makes a huge difference. Why Donate? Avoid the hassles of selling a car No need to pay hefty repair bills Free up space in your garage Tax deductible   Kevin DeKock, MSW donated his old Ford …

How San Diego’s Torture Survivors are Affected by the Executive Orders

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Dear friends, donors, and advocates,   Over the past week, our clients have expressed feelings of more uncertainty and insecurity. Clients who have not sought emotional support in years are requesting mental health services. Parents tell us that their children are scared and some are even being bullied in school. Families fear they will not be reunited with loved ones …

Plastic Bottles Needed for Elementary Program

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SURVIVORS provides emotional support to refugees in San Diego schools through a program called the Refugee School Impact Grant. Elementary through high school students spend time after school doing activities, talking about their new lives, and playing sports. This month, the elementary school kids will be making “calm bottles,” shown below.  It’s a great tool to help children reduce feelings of …