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My job title is Senior Mental Health Clinician. I have been in this position since July 2009.

My work involves conducting eligibility screenings and initial intakes for new clients as well as coordinating all of their follow up care. I also organize group activities and oversee our services for youth survivors of torture.

What I like about my job is working directly with the clients and reconnecting them with HOPE.

In the future, I would like to expand our services to reach more survivors and expand our youth program services. I would also like to create a peer mentor program for survivors.

I serve on the Board of Directors for a human rights film and documentary group and have conducted research on victims of human trafficking.


Survivors of Torture, InternationalSurvivors of Torture, International
Survivors of Torture, International: facilitates the healing of torture survivors and their families; educates professionals and the public about torture and its consequences; and advocates for the abolition of torture.

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Seeking asylum in the US; need laptop to further my university education

Member: Eva (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

I had to flee to the US due to persecution. I hope to continue my schooling this upcoming year. Having a laptop will help make my studies much easier. More

$695of $680

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2012

A blind survivor of torture, I need a computer to get a degree and help others.

Member: Macaba (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

I need a laptop designed for the blind that can help me complete my education to become a counselor and help others who are blind. More

$720of $720

Need funded!

17 supporters
Funded on 4/5/2013

I found safety in the US. Need a computer to get a degree in construction mgmt + support myself

Member: Miguel (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

I lost everything when I was imprisoned + tortured in Nicaragua for trying to help poor families. A computer will let me become qualified to work here More

$670of $670

Need funded!

12 supporters
Funded on 6/28/2013


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