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In New York City, survivors of torture are all around us. They are far from home and unable to find the help they need. At the Program for Survivors of Torture, we treat the whole person–the physical, emotional and social aspects of health­. We support survivors through all the challenges necessary to rebuild lives devastated by torture.

The Program envisions a world where victims of torture and other horrific human rights abuses are able to receive the compassionate, comprehensive care and support needed to lead healthy and self-sufficient lives in the United States.

Since its inception in 1995, the Program has provided comprehensive medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services, to more than 4,000 survivors and their family members from more than 100 countries.

The Program has an international reputation for excellence in our clinical, educational, and research activities, and contributes knowledge and testimony to global efforts to end torture.

2/20/2015:

PSOT would like to thank everyone for making the 2015 Winter Benefit Concert a success! It was an inspiring celebration of music and community.  Special thanks to Casa Mantequilla as well as our talented guest performers. 

We appreciate the support of everyone who made a donation and/or bought $25 raffle tickets.  Every dollar raised for the Survivor Fund supports our mission to assist survivors of torture and human rights abuses to rebuild healthy, self-sufficient lives.  The Survivor Fund provides immediate assistance to clients for urgent food aid, transportation, medical services, housing assistance, legal application fees, and school supplies.

Raffle tickets are still on sale for only $25!
You can still show your support for the Survivor Fund by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a luxurious vacation for two to scenic Peru! 

Anyone who purchases $250 or more in raffle tickets before April 1 will also have their name printed on a PSOT shirt to be worn by Megan Granski, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator as she runs in the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20. 

On April 21, Ms. Granski will draw the raffle winner.  Raffle tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by check. Please send your check made out to the Survivor Fund to Shannon Miller, Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 First Avenue, CD729, New York, NY 10016.

Trip Details
This four-day trip to scenic Peru includes two nights in Cusco (Palacio Nazarenas) and one night in Machu Picchu (Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel); all courtesy of our friends at Absolute Travel, a premier luxury travel provider.  Activities include private, daily tours with a driver and roundtrip transportation on the Hiram Bingham Train. Prize does not include international or domestic airfares. Approximate value is $4,000.


You can also purchase raffle tickets by check. Please send your check made out to the Survivor Fund to Shannon Miller, Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 First Avenue, CD729, New York, NY 10016.

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