Rebuilding Lives | Center for Victims of Torture

Rebuilding Lives

Minnesota is home to refugees and asylum seekers from every region of the world. Many experienced war, torture and politically-motivated violence. Visit us and see how we’re helping men and women from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East rebuild their lives after the devastation of war and torture.

2019 Healing Center Tours

Our St. Paul Healing Center tours are the best way to learn first hand how we help torture victims – refugees and asylum seekers – heal from the trauma of torture, war and political violence. You’ll learn directly from our psychotherapists, social workers and other staff about the sanctuary and healing we provide after the physical and psychological trauma of torture and war. All tours begin at 5pm and last one hour. Tours are intended for audiences age 16 and older. To RSVP for a tour, contact Laura Kuhlmann, events specialist, at 651-209-3198 or LKuhlmann [at]

Tue, January 15

Tue, February 12

Tue, March 19

Wed, April 10

Tue, May 21 Tue, Jun. 11

Wed, Jul. 17

Tue, Aug. 20 Tue, Sept. 10

Wed, Oct. 23

Wed, Nov. 13 Wed, Dec. 4

Restoring Hope Breakfast

The Restoring Hope Breakfast is the premier event in Minnesota that raises awareness and funds to support survivors of torture, war trauma and other mass atrocities in our community and around the world. We hope you will join us to hear inspiring stories of hope and healing.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Registration & Networking | 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Program | 8:00-9:00 a.m.

The Depot Minneapolis

225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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For sponsorship or table captain inquiries, contact Laura Kuhlmann at lkuhlmann [at]

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Host a "Get to Know CVT" Event

Invite CVT to your home, place of worship, office or any other spot that is convenient for you and your guests. We'll provide a compelling overview of our work, including stories about the men and women we care for. Contact Laura de Rosier at 612-436-4820 or lderosier [at] to schedule an event.


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