SURVIVORS Launches New Era with Incoming ED Etleva Bejko

                            On August 23, 2022, the Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS) Board of Directors announced Etleva Bejko as the new Executive Director following the planned retirement of Founding Executive Director Kathi Anderson on September 30,...

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SURVIVORS Announces New Executive Director

August 23, 2022 Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS) is pleased to announce Etleva Bejko as its new Executive Director, following co-founder and Executive Director Kathi Anderson’s planned retirement on September 30, 2022. Etleva will lead the organization...

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A message from SURVIVORS’ Executive Director and Board

After 25+ years of leading Survivors of Torture, International, I have shared with our board and staff of my plans to retire. I will guide the organization until September 30, 2022, my official retirement date.  I am confident SURVIVORS is in a strong and robust...

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My Personal and Professional Growth as a SURVIVORS Intern

By Victoria Scalo I became acquainted with Survivors of Torture International through San Diego State University’s Board Fellows Program, which is partnered with the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. The Board Fellows Program pairs...

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SURVIVORS Torture Awareness Month 2020 Campaign

Community of supporters advocating for survivors of torture at the SURVIVORS 2019 Ice Cream Social 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...

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Work with us
If you are talented and passionate about human rights then SURVIVORS wants to hear from you.

Work with us
If you are talented and passionate about
human rights then Survivors wants to hear
from you.

Survivors of Torture, International • PO Box 151240 San Diego CA 92175-1240 • survivors@notorture.org • 619-278-2400

We're a healing resource to survivors of torture and their families without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic or immigration status.

SURVIVORS can provide specialized care and support to empower you in your healing journey to become a self-sufficient and healthy member of your family and community. We are able to offer services to torture survivors and their families free of charge. Professional interpretation is available.

To find out if you qualify for services, please call us at 619-278-2400 to talk with an expert staff member.

Pro-Bono volunteer physicians perform medical evaluations for clients' asylum cases. Physicians write medical affidavits for attorneys to present in court, documenting that there is physical evidence of torture. Medical evaluations are always done in person, either at SURVIVORS' office or a secondary location. Interpreters are provided for this service. Applicant's medical licenses must be up to date.

Contractors accept clients for individual, couples or family therapy on a case-by-case basis. You choose your availability and create your own schedule. Therapy sessions may occur in your office setting in the community, Survivors’ office space, in-home, or via telemedicine. SURVIVORS provides compensation for your work. We will also provide professional interpreters to work with you.

You are not alone. We're here to help. We're a healing resource to survivors of torture and their families without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or economic or legal status.

SURVIVORS can provide specialized care and support to empower you in your healing journey to become a self-sufficient and healthy member of your family and community. We are able to offer services to torture survivors and their families free of charge. Professional interpretation is available.

To find out if you qualify for services, please call us at 619-278-2400 to talk with an expert staff member.

PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

SURVIVORS provides tailored individual, group, family, and couples therapy with licensed and licensed eligible mental health professionals throughout San Diego County.

MEDICAL SERVICES

SURVIVORS' provides support for Survivors with medical needs like finding a physician for general health care or connecting with a vision provider to receive glasses. 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

SURVIVORS provides tailored individual, group, family, and couples therapy with licensed and licensed eligible mental health professionals throughout San Diego County.

PSYCHIATRY

SURVIVORS’ psychiatric services include a thorough evaluation of clients and regular follow-ups by a psychiatrist.

PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETATION

SURVIVORS facilitates professional, trauma-informed interpretation so our clients can receive services in their native language or dialect to best support their healing process and care.

HEALING CLUB

SURVIVORS offers Healing Clubs to help counter torture survivor's feelings of shame, humiliation, and isolation. Activities have included art projects and nature walks.

AYSLUM SUPPORT

SURVIVORS coordinates medical affidavits and psychological evaluations to support our client's asylum cases. Medical and psychological evaluations are conducted by trained professional evaluators.

ASYLUM SUPPORT

SURVIVORS coordinates medical affidavits and psychological evaluations to support our client's asylum cases. Medical and psychological evaluations are conducted by trained professional evaluators.

CASE MANAGEMENT

Services to address essential needs such as food, clothing, and housing. We distribute blankets, backpacks and educational supplies, public transit passes, and hygiene items.

MEDICAL SERVICES

SURVIVORS' provides support for Survivors with medical needs like finding a physician for general health care or connecting with a vision provider to receive glasses. 

PSYCHIATRY

SURVIVORS’ psychiatric services include a thorough evaluation of clients and regular follow-ups by a psychiatrist.

HEALING CLUB

SURVIVORS offers Healing Clubs to help counter torture survivor's feelings of shame, humiliation, and isolation. Activities have included art projects and nature walks.

INTERPRETERS

SURVIVORS partners with professional, trauma-informed interpreters so our clients can receive services in their native language or dialect to best support their healing process and care.

CASE MANAGEMENT

Services to address essential needs such as food, clothing, and housing. We distribute blankets, backpacks and educational supplies, public transit passes, and hygiene items.