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, …

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 …

Thanksgiving Healing Club

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Every month SURVIVORS holds a Healing Club for clients to meet one another, engage in a therapeutic activity, and build community. Clients often express their desire to learn about American traditions, including Thanksgiving. SURVIVORS has hosted a Thanksgiving Healing Club for several years, sharing and celebrating the historical account of newcomers being welcomed to this land. For many clients, the …

Plants of Hope: Healing Club

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SURVIVORS’ recently held a gardening Healing Club – clients, staff, and interpreters traveled to Heritage Park in Old Town to pot a plant as a way of healing together in community. Gardening is a peaceful and mindful practice. Many torture survivors find they forget about their traumatic experiences when they are outdoors, smelling fresh soil, and cradling a seedling in …