PROGRAM FOR TORTURE VICTIMS

Rating: 4.92 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Mental Health, Human Services

Location: 3655 S. Grand Ave. Ste 290 Los Angeles CA 90007 USA

Mission: PTV is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate the suffering and health consequences of torture through psychological, medical, legal, and case management services to victims of state-sponsored torture.
Results: After receiving services from PTV, our research shows that clients improve their mental and physical health, are able to re-enter society and the workforce, and participate more in their local communities.
Target demographics: PTV alleviates the suffering and health consequences of state-sponsored torture among refugees and asylum-seekers in the greater Los Angeles area. The organization has helped rebuild the lives of thousands of torture survivors from over 65 nations.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 95-4492477
(213) 747-4944
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

PTV is the first organization in the US that attends the needs of torture survivors. Their staff (most of which are women) is wonderful and clients feel at home from day one. I'm also a community partner, as my org collaborates with them, and they are a pleasure to deal with. PTV should be recognized more often for their amazing work. They are nationally and internationally acclaimed experts in the field of healing and their contributions are countless. I enjoy volunteering with them too, as they have great ideas and they carry out a wonderful mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Community collaborations (we've carried out joint projects); client services (my org's clients are also served by them); state and national advocacy for survivors of torture.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their loving and courageous staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have a new building and even provide housing to their many clients in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

Program for Torture Victims (PTV) is one-of-a-kind in Los Angeles and in the United States. PTV is the pioneer organization in the United States for torture treatment. PTV has served clients nationally and internationally for over 30 years. PTV's staff are experts in the field of medicine, psychology and forensic services and their expertise is an asset to their clients receiving asylum. In the eight months I have been involved with PTV I have seen the great impact the organization has had on individual clients, their families and the community of Los Angeles. For example, PTV was able to raise funds to reconnect a client with their family after years of separation. PTV has a small staff that has a large impact. Clients and their families who come to PTV receive services, support and regain a sense of hope for their future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my education and professional development. PTV's medical, clinical and research staff are leading the field in torture rehabilitation and I was able to learn about cultural competence, organization development, and advocacy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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