We provide client-centered, trauma-informed, culturally-responsive and linguistically appropriate menu of direct services, including individual and group therapy, psychiatry and medication management, intensive clinical case management, medical case management, and forensic evaluations (medical affidavits and psychological evaluations) submitted as critical evidence in asylum cases.

Medical Services

SURVIVORS provides assistance with medical needs like finding a physician for general health care, or connecting with a vision provider to receive glasses. We also help navigate medical insurance for new arrivals to our community and connect them to doctors. SURVIVORS also works with universities for non-western approaches to medical services.

Mental Health Services

SURVIVORS provides tailored individual, group, family, and couples therapy. We work with licensed and license eligible mental health professionals to provide services throughout San Diego county, allowing clients access to specialty care and sophisticated diagnostic resources. In addition to being highly qualified in their professions, many are specialists in areas that are particularly important for our clients, such as pain management, sexual assault recovery, neuropsychology, and cross-cultural counseling.

Psychiatric Care

SURVIVORS’ psychiatric services include a thorough evaluation of clients and regular follow-ups by a psychiatrist. SURVIVORS combines psychiatric care with psychotherapy and social support.

Forensic Evaluations

SURVIVORS coordinates medical affidavits and psychological evaluations to support our client’s asylum cases. Medical and psychological evaluations are conducted by trained professional evaluators. Forensic documentation is important for asylum-seeking clients to demonstrate a credible fear of torture upon return to their countries.

Social and Peer Support

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

Case Management

Our social service case managers partner with our clients to meet their basic needs which helps them achieve their goals including food, housing, transportation, education, employment. We distribute blankets, backpacks and educational supplies, public transit passes, and hygiene items

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9AM – 7PM

Walk-In Hours for Emergency Psychiatric Support: Wednesday 9-6PM, Thursday 2-6PM, and Friday 9-12PM

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Survivors of Torture, International • 3990 Old Town Ave Suite C201 San Diego, CA 92110 • [email protected]619-278-2400
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9AM - 7PM