What You Can Do | Center for Victims of Torture

What You Can Do

Every year thousands of supporters like you make contributions to and take action for CVT. We are grateful for your help. Every day, you play a valuable role in rebuilding the lives of torture survivors and working for a world without torture. 


Donations in any amount by individuals are extremely important to CVT in order to continue our healing and policy advocacy work. Your contributions form a vital bridge between what it costs to heal and advocate for survivors of torture and the funds CVT is able to raise in grants and contracts.

Donation of Goods

Many of the torture survivors we serve are applying for political asylum, so they do not qualify for any public services. Simple gifts of necessary items support men, women and families as they struggle to rebuild their lives in a new country. View list of necessary items. 

Help Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Read the facts about circumstances faced by refugees and asylum seekers, an about harsh U.S. policies for asylum seekers.

Read here to keep up with the latest actions and publications by CVT's Policy Advocacy team.

Watch this message from children about asylum seekers.

Help CVT continue our work in support of policies that support refugees and asylum seekers.
Donate – CVT relies on contributions from supporters to sustain our work.
Join – sign up and stand with CVT to support refugees and asylum seekers.
Follow CVT on social media – we need your voice!
Share our messages with your networks – on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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Engage with CVT on Social Media

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Learn about the lives of survivors of torture and how they found healing. Read survivors stories here.
Learn the facts about torture. Here is CVT’s list of Ten Facts everyone should know.
Learn about the work of CVT staff in our global locations. Read staff stories here.

Tours and Events

Rebuilding Lives offers an intimate look at our healing services. You can take a tour of our St. Paul Healing Center or have a CVT staff person attend a house party for a captivating discussion about our work.

CVT Speakers Bureau

If you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, request a CVT volunteer speaker for your school, religious organization, community group or service club.


Hundreds of volunteers devote countless hours to make a meaningful difference in the lives of survivors, contributing their professional skills or helping with administrative tasks.


If you are seeking a rewarding career in human rights, we have many opportunities for dedicated professionals in the torture rehabilitation movement.

Watch this Giving Library video featuring Executive Director Curt Goering, then share with your family and friends.


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

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We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

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We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

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