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 to support CVT’s vision of a world free from torture.

Thursday October 26, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. Central Time

McNamara Alumni Center

Minneapolis, MN



Click here to access the recording of the 2022 virtual event


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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 table and invite your friends, family, colleagues – anyone in your network to attend the Restoring Hope Breakfast with you. Whether you invite one person or 10, 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 2022 Restoring Hope Breakfast was made possible by the generosity of our sponsors:




We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

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