Julius from San Diego, CA

Healing after torture. A few months of bus passes will help me get to my treatment.

I need bus passes to help me visit the doctor, pharmacies, church, and other services that allow me to begin my healing process.


Julius is excited to be able to get around with his bus passes! Jun 17, 2016

We've received an update from Julius as well as his validator Cassie with Survivors of Torture International:

Julius says, "Dear friends, I would like to say thanks for helping me raise money for my need on this fabulous website. I was so excited to that my need was 100% funded. You don't know what this means for me. Transportation is so important for me."

Cassie says, "I spoke with Julius and he is so happy that his need has been met! Thank you to everyone who supported him!"


I am an asylum seeker in the United States. I came here after experiencing torture in my home country, as it is seen on my body with scars. I developed serious health issues due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and at this time I have no access to public benefits as my asylum case is still in process and I am awaiting my work permit.

My goals are to obtain my work permit and become employed in a nonprofit agency, where I can continue working for human rights as I used to.

I need bus passes to help me visit the doctor, pharmacies, church, and other services that allow me to begin my healing process. Without a bus pass I have no way to access available supports to help me feel better.

Meeting this need will help me because it will enable me to survive until I am able to have my work permit and find employment. I will be able to go to all of my appointments stay healthy and continue to get better.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Julius fund this need.

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Need funded!

14 supporters


This need has been validated by Cassie from Survivors of Torture, International

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Validated by Cassie from Survivors of Torture, International (What does this mean?)

I have known Julius through Survivors of Torture International as his case manager. I have been working with him on gaining access to resources in the community as he begins his new life here in the US where he hopes to find safety and security. For Julius transportation is very important because it allows him to access resources for his physical and mental health after surviving torture. I know that for him being able to have access to outside resources and not stay home where he feels isolated will allow him to achieve his goals to continue to work for human rights and social justice. He is a very motivated and passionate individual and I am confident having this need met would greatly impact his healing process.

About Cassie

My job title is Clinical Case Manager. I have been in this position since May 2015. My work involves meeting with clients, through a combination of office and home visits, to address their case management needs. I assess and provide appropriate referrals to clients’ basic needs such as housing,… Read more