Survivors of Torture International exists to: (1) facilitate the healing of torture survivors and their families; (2) educate professionals and the public about torture and its consequences; (3) advocate for the abolition of torture.
Survivors of Torture, International is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for survivors of politically-motivated torture and their families who live in San Diego County. Since 1997, SURVIVORS has helped more than 3,000 torture survivors and newcomer youth from more than 80 countries to recover from their traumas through a holistic program including medical, dental, psychiatric, psychological, legal and social services. SURVIVORS empowers torture survivors to reclaim the strength and vitality that were stolen from them by brutal dictators and governments. The specialized care SURVIVORS provides these vulnerable individuals helps them to become self-sufficient and healthy members of their families and of our community.