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 …

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 …