Restoring Hope Breakfast | Center for Victims of Torture

Restoring Hope Breakfast

Survivors of torture deserve a life free from fear and pain. Human rights defenders deserve the opportunity to continue their activism without fear of retribution. Activists around the world deserve support to do their very best work. The Restoring Hope Breakfast helps make all this and so much more possible. The Restoring Hope Breakfast is the premier fundraising event to bring together compassionate individuals from across the country to support CVT’s vision of a world free from torture.

Thursday October 13, 2022

8:00 a.m. Central Time: SOLD OUT! We have reached capacity for the in-person event, but we would love to have you join us virtually at 11am. Please use the button below to register for the virtual Restoring Hope Breakfast!


11:00 a.m. Central Time: Virtually broadcasted event

If you will be anywhere in the world except Minnesota on October 13, or just want to experience the Restoring Hope Breakfast from the comfort of your home or office, please join us virtually! The virtual Restoring Hope Breakfast will feature the same inspiring program, but without the crowd.

Click here to access the recording of the virtual event


Couldn’t join us on October 13? Make an impact in the life of a survivor today. 


Hope Ambassadors

The Restoring Hope Breakfast accounts for 20% of all donations received from generous individuals for the entire year! If you are passionate about helping survivors heal, and want to help CVT say yes to more people who need our care, join us as a Hope Ambassador.

Host an in-person or virtual “table” (or both!) and invite your friends, family, colleagues – anyone in your network to attend the Restoring Hope Breakfast with you. Whether you invite one person or 100, you’ll be helping create a ripple effect of change that will be felt all over the world!

Ready to join us?

To learn more about this important role or to sign up to be a Hope Ambassador, contact Shelby Ankrom at sankrom [at]



Torture remains one of the most pervasive human rights abuses in our time—but it doesn’t have to be tomorrow’s.

As a sponsor of the Restoring Hope Breakfast, you will help heal the wounds of torture around the world, and put an end to the use of torture all together. We know that healing is possible for survivors but we can’t do it alone. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world free from torture.

We offer sponsorship levels to meet any budget. Contact Shelby Ankrom at sankrom [at] to discuss what works best for your company.


The Restoring Hope Breakfast is made possible by the generosity of our 2022 sponsors:

Want to see for yourself what the Restoring Hope Breakfast is like? Check out last year’s powerful event here.



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