At our international headquarters in Minnesota, we provide torture survivors with a healing sanctuary and help them rebuild their lives. We also work with refugee communities, training leaders to promote healing within their communities.
Minnesota Healing Services
There are more than 30,000 torture survivors living in Minnesota. They are men, women and children who have endured devastating events and are now rebuilding their lives in a new community.
At our St. Paul Healing Center, each survivor works with a team of professionals who use an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to treatment. The team works to ensure that survivors are safe and stable before they begin their healing journey. Read more about Minnesota healing services.
Healing in Partnership
Healing in Partnership (HIP) is a research, healing and training project focused on the St. Paul communities of the Karen from Burma, Bhutanese, Oromo from Ethiopia and Somalis. The project is finding better ways to identify torture and war trauma survivors among refugees and get them the care they need. It is also working with refugee communities to help them understand the effects of torture and to train refugee leaders on ways to promote healing in their communities. Read more about Healing in Partnership.
St. Paul Healing Center Tours
Take a one-hour informational tour of our St. Paul Healing Center to learn how CVT rebuilds the lives of torture survivors in Minnesota and around the world. You’ll speak with members of our healing team and begin to understand how torture affects us all. View dates for upcoming tours here.
Take a virtual tour of our St. Paul Healing Center. This short video shows how we’ve created a welcoming sanctuary for victims of torture.