Are you looking for help? | Center for Victims of Torture

Are you looking for help?

At CVT, our mission is to help survivors of torture rebuild their lives. We work to do this in several ways as described on this site, but there are some kinds of care that CVT is not able to provide. We hope that these resources will provide that support.

In the U.S., CVT's healing centers are located in Minnesota and Georgia. We also have centers in Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya and Uganda. In most locations, CVT extends mental health and rehabilitative care to individuals who survived state-sponsored torture outside the United States. If you are seeking help but are not located near a CVT center, or if your problems are the result of other circumstances, please check the resources below for help.

Please note that CVT does not conduct investigations of torture or provide legal support or case advocacy. If you need help in these areas, please check the referral listings below.


Mental Health Care
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hotline: 1-800-950-6264

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.
U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Human Rights and Case Support
Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), for U.S. cases

Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit of the Department of Justice
National Human Trafficking Hotline operated by Polaris for the Department of Health and Human Services:  1-888-373-7888

Torture Rehabilitation Resources
Torture rehabilitation centers in the United States are listed on the website
Global torture rehabilitation centers are listed on the International Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims website




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