SURVIVORS is in need of dentists on a volunteer or reduced fee schedule.
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 survivors to recover from their traumas through a holistic program including mental health, psychiatry, social services, and medical case management.
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.
Licensed dental volunteers are greatly needed to accept clients into their practice either pro bono or on a greatly reduced fee schedule. Dental services requested may include teeth cleaning, x-rays, fillings, extractions, denture fittings, or even more extensive dental work (including root canals, crowns, tooth removal, etc). Many of our clients have dental issues stemming from their torture experience as well as from a lack of access to dental care on their journeys to safety.
Some, though not all, of our clients have basic dental insurance which often does not adequately cover the expense of the extensive dental work needed. Many clients do not have access to routine/preventative dental care including exams, cleanings, and x-rays. A commitment to provide complete care for a number of clients per month (for example, providing an exam, x-rays, fillings, and tooth extraction for 1 client), as well as a commitment to provide a specific service (such as providing 2 free teeth cleanings per month) would be greatly appreciated.
The Agency is an equal employment opportunity employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against employees, applicants for employment, individuals providing services in the workplace pursuant to a contract, unpaid interns or volunteers based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to, their actual or perceived race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), age (40 or over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. For purposes of this policy, discrimination on the basis of "national origin" also includes harassment against an individual because that person holds or presents the California driver's license issued to those who cannot document their lawful presence in the United States. All such harassment is prohibited. All such discrimination is unlawful and all persons involved in the operations of the Agency are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct.
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