SURVIVORS Torture Awareness Month 2020 Campaign

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Virtual Advocacy for Survivors of Torture June 26th of 1987 marks the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the day in which the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment was passed, which ensured that states are held accountable for torture and other forms of mistreatment outlined in the law. Internationally, organizations …

COVID-19 & How You Can Help – A Message from Executive Director Kathi Anderson

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Dear SURVIVORS’ Community, I am writing to inform you that SURVIVORS has quickly mobilized to protect the safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers while ensuring we can continue to serve hundreds of torture survivors and their families. As you are aware, we are the only accredited torture treatment center in San Diego County. Therefore, it is crucial we maintain …

A Brief Guide to Asylum

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SURVIVORS is located near the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere, therefore, asylum seekers and refugees are a significant part of our community. Many asylum seekers that flee their home country have suffered severe physical, psychological, and sexual torture. There are approximately 35,000 torture survivors in San Diego County alone, many of whom turn to SURVIVORS for the support …

Nevertheless She Persisted…

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In honor of International Women’s Month, we would like to take you on a journey with one of our clients before she reached our safe border. Our client’s name has been changed to maintain her confidentiality and in order to celebrate these strong and resilient women, we ask you to dwell less on their past, and focus more on their …

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2019: A Modern Way to Learn about Timeless Topics

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SURVIVORS is proud to be an official partner of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. This year’s films –Anote’s Ark, Charm City, Roll Red Roll, TransMilitary, and the Unafraid – discuss issues such as restrictive immigration policies, climate change, urban violence, rape culture, and prejudice in the workplace. The upcoming film festival will be a great opportunity for our donors, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

SURVIVORS Seeking Licensed Clinicians

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Survivors of Torture, International is currently looking for licensed mental health professionals to provide psychological evaluations* for asylum seekers. SURVIVORS is a non-profit organization that provides mental health and case management services to torture survivors from over 80 countries who are rebuilding their lives in the United States. *For evaluations, experience in psychological evaluations is desirable, but no experience is required; …

Kari Medina’s Thoughts on the October Healing Club

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Kari Medina is a social work intern at SURVIVORS. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at San Diego State University. At SURVIVORS Kari assists Cassie Murray, clinical case manager, with case management. Kari attended the October Healing Club with clients, staff, and volunteer drivers. Here are her observations… “Being part of the October Healing Club was such …