A Place to Heal: Survivors of Torture Program
The Survivors of Torture Program serves survivors of politically motivated torture and their families as they regain independence and work towards a brighter future. The program provides multidisciplinary services to help survivors heal from the visible and invisible wounds of torture. Specifically, the program offers intensive case management, expressive movement classes, massage therapy, and referrals to a variety of other medical, mental health and legal services.
The Survivors of Torture Program works with individuals and families holistically to address needs in a culturally appropriate way. In addition, the Survivors of Torture Program conducts outreach and trainings to inform the broader community about the specialized needs of torture survivors and their families. To date, the Survivors of Torture Program has served 34 individuals and families, with intensive medical coordination and advocacy being a key issue addressed. A new initiative of the program is an ongoing social group for school age girls to increase social skills and confidence amongst group members. If you are interested in supporting IRC programs like Survivors of Torture, please consider a donation. For more information email Monica Barrows, Development Manager, or call 602 433 2440 ext.176.