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Survivors of Torture, International was founded in 1997 to build a healing community for survivors of politically motivated torture living in San Diego County. SURVIVORS has served approximately 1,800 torture survivors from over 80 different countries.

Can you make a difference today?

Your support is necessary for ensuring that we can continue to serve all the torture survivors who need our care. In fiscal year 2013, we served over 260, and we're on track to serve just as many in fiscal year 2014. Please make a donation using the donate button (at right) to make an immediate and much-needed contribution to our program. Also see this flyer for additional ways to support SURVIVORS.






Urgent Action Required:

Your voice is urgently needed. As supporters of Survivors of Torture, International, we know you care about this issue and how it is affecting refugees worldwide. Studies have shown that forty-four percent of refugees are torture survivors. Refugees deserve the opportunity to live without fear for their life and receive the care they need. These people are trying to flee the same violence and terror that happened in Paris and gained the world’s attention. Knowing what these men, women and children have gone through to flee violence and find a safe home, it is imperative to make sure they are welcomed into our country and not labeled as terrorists. Contact your Representatives and Governors today and express your support for welcoming refugees into our communities.

Click here to see what you can do.

Click here to read our letter of gratitude to Governor Jerry Brown (CA) for his position in support of continuing to welcome vetted Syrian refugees to California. You are encouraged to use it as a template to send your own.

Journey to Healing Tour

Join us and learn how Survivors of Torture, International is creating a safe haven for torture survivors, helping them to rebuild their lives, and building a welcoming community for all survivors. There will be many upcoming dates. Please click here to find out more! 


Back to School Supplies (backpacks, notebooks, pens, etc. for our youth clients)
New hygiene items for our clients (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toiletries)
“Ambassadors” to invite people to a Journey to Healing tour
Volunteer Drivers to take clients to appointments
Access to housing for our clients
Speaking engagements -we will speak at your organization, church, club, etc.
Dentists (probono) for treatments
Clinicians, especially in East County and North County Inland
(licensed psychologists, LCSWs & MFTs)
Own rather than rent space for our programs & services.

Please contact SURVIVORS at survivors@notorture.org if you would like to help!

>>Learn about other volunteer opportunities.