Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health of Torture Survivors During COVID-19

Mental health awareness month of 2020 has come at such a critical time, with the urgent demand for more attention to the astounding increase of mental health needs stemming from the pandemic. COVID-19 has significantly impacted our individual lives and our...

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCDs) Made Easy!

SURVIVORS has served over 3000 torture survivors in 22 years because of the generosity and charitable spirit of our donors, volunteers, and supporters. Recently, economists have been speculating that the new tax laws might adversely impact charitable giving. But...
Art Therapy and Healing

Art Therapy and Healing

Art Therapy and Healing by Karen Toloza, MSW InternĀ  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...

Creating a Vision for the Future: December Healing Club

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...
Reflecting on traditions of Gratitude, Community, and Connection

Reflecting on traditions of Gratitude, Community, and Connection

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

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

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...