NCTTP Member Centers


NCTTP 2009 Annual Meeting (February 2009)

Center for Justice and Accountability

San Francisco, CA

Center for Survivors of Torture (AACI)

San Jose, CA

Institute for the Study of Psychosocial Trauma

Palo Alto, CA

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles - Legal Assistance for Torture Survivors Project (LATSP)

Telephone (toll free): 800-399-4529


East Office

5228 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Telephone: 213-640-3883

West Office

1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Telephone: 323-801-7989

Long Beach Office

601 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Telephone: 562-435-3501

Program for Torture Victims

3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 290
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Telephone: 213-747-4944
Fax: 213-747-4662

Survivors International

UCSF Trauma Recovery Center
2727 Mariposa Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94110
Telephone: 415-437-3000
Fax: 415-437-3050

Survivors of Torture, International (Headquarters, Direct Services)

P.O. Box 151240
San Diego, CA 92175-1240
Telephone: 619-278-2400
Fax: 619-294-9405


Khmer Health Advocates, Inc.

1125 New Britain Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110
Telephone: 860-561-3345
Fax: 860-561-3538

District of Columbia

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition

Washington, DC


Florida Center for Survivors of Torture

A Program of Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Inc.


Tampa Bay and Corporate Offices:

14041 Icot Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33760
Telephone: 727-450-7273
Fax: 727-450-7285

Miami Office:

10300 SW 72nd St. Suite 380
Miami, FL. 33173
Telephone: 305-275-1930
Fax: 305-275-1935


Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center

1331 West Albion Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
Telephone (general inquiries): 773-751-4037
For appointments call case management: 773-751-4035 or 773-751-4036
Fax: 773-381-4073


Advocates for Survivors of Trauma and Torture

Baltimore, MD

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service,
Detained Torture Survivor Legal Support Network

Baltimore, MD


Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights

Boston Medical Center
771 Albany Street, Dowling 7
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone: 617-414-4794
Fax: 617-414-4796

Our Mission is to provide holistic health care coordinated with social services and legal aid for asylum seekers, refugees, survivors of torture, and their families. We also train professionals to serve this population, conduct research to understand and implement best-practices, and promote health and human rights, locally and globally, to improve the quality of life for survivors of torture and their communities.

Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma

Boston, MA

International Survivors Center c/o International Institute of New England

1 Milk Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: 617-695-9990
Fax: 617-695-9191

Lowell Community Health Center, Inc.

Lowell, MA

Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC)

One West Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Telephone: 617-661-1010 x128
Fax: 617-661-3289


ACCESS Center for Torture Survivors

Dearborn, MI

Bethany Christian Services

Grand Rapids, MI


The Center for Victims of Torture

649 Dayton Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
Telephone: 612-436-4800
Web site:

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide care to survivors, train partners around the world who can prevent torture and treat its victims, conduct research to understand how best to heal survivors, and advocate for an end to torture.

Healing Care for Torture Survivors

We rebuild lives by extending care to torture survivors around the world. In Minnesota, torture survivors receive out-patient care at our Healing Center in St. Paul. A team of healers provides medical and nursing care, psychotherapy, social services and massage and physical therapy. Our international healing initiatives are in refugee camps and post-conflict areas where few mental health resources are available. We train local community members and refugees to meet the mental health needs of their compatriots for the long term.

Training for those working with Torture Survivors

We offer training projects around the world so that individuals and organizations can learn new and improved ways to provide healing services to torture survivors. Our training projects build networks of torture survivor rehabilitation centers and service providers; share knowledge through publications; connect peers in online communities; support organizational development; and mentor and coach individual mental health counselors.

Research on the effects of torture

CVT conducts rigorous evaluation and monitoring to ensure the work we do is effective. Measuring the progress of survivors is embedded into the therapeutic process of every CVT healing initiative. We also work with other torture survivor rehabilitation centers to help them develop their own tools for measuring the impact of rehabilitation services on the well-being of torture survivors.

Our healing services in Minnesota and at our international projects consistently document significant decreases in mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression, decreases in somatic (physical) symptoms, along with remarkable increases in measure of functionality and social connections.

Advocacy for torture rehabilitation

Our Washington office works with members of Congress to support funds for healing services to survivors in the United States and abroad. Since 2000, CVT has secured annual appropriations to the point where the United States is now the world’s largest donor to torture survivor rehabilitation programs.

Visit CVT’s Web site for more information at:


Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Mental Health Board (an affiliate member)

St. Louis Survivors Collaborative
4144 Lindell Blvd. Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Telephone: 314-535-6964
Contact Person: Allyce Bullock, Project Director

War Trauma Recovery Project

St. Louis, MO

New York

Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture

New York, NY

HealthRight International

Human Rights Clinic
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY


Program sites:

Eastern Region – NY, NJ, CT, PA, MD, DC, VA
Western Region – CA, CO, WA, AZ

Telephone: 212-584-4866
Contact Person: Lisa Matos, Project Director

Clinical evaluations and expert evidence in asylum proceedings

Founded in 1994, HealthRight International’s Human Rights Clinic mobilizes the health sector to assist survivors of torture and abuse seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief in the U.S. HRC trains and deploys volunteer physicians and mental health professionals to provide clinical examinations for survivors, document the scars and signs of abuse, and prepare affidavits for use as expert evidence in immigration proceedings. The rate of grant of asylum for clients who obtained expert affidavits from the Human rights Clinic has been about 85 to 90 percent as opposed to the national average of about 25 percent. Learn more.

Training and support for clinical volunteers

HRC provides physicians and mental health professionals with intensive training that prepares them to recognize and document the medical and psychological effects of torture and to write effective clinical affidavits. HRC volunteers form a network of hundreds of professionals across more than a dozen states who evaluate survivors of torture and other human rights abuses seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief. Learn more.

Access to Support and Services for Survivors of Torture (ASSIST)

Many survivors come to the U.S. with little more than the contents of a backpack. Apart from the painful physical and psychological consequences of their abuse, they face the financial, medical, social, and logistical challenges of settling in a new country. Through the ASSIST program, HRC connects clients to community resources that facilitate resettlement, such as treatment centers, medical care, employment, food, housing, and ESL opportunities. Learn more.

International Trauma Studies Program-REFUGE

New York, NY

Libertas Center for Human Rights at Elmhurst Hospital

79-01 Broadway Avenue
Annex G, 5th Floor, Rooms 9, 11, 12
Elmhurst, New York 11373
Telephone: 718-334-6209


Torture Treatment Center of Oregon (TTCO)

Oregon Health & Science University
3633 SE 35th Pl
Portland, OR 97202
Telephone: 503-494-4222
Fax: 503-494-6143


Center for Survivors of Torture

Dallas Office

4102 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
Telephone: 214-827-2314

Austin Office

5124 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756
Telephone: 512-358-4612



Asian Association of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Health and Human Rights Project

Salt Lake City, UT


Program for Survivors of Torture and Severe Trauma

Northern Virginia Family Service (NCFS)
6400 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 110
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: 571-748-2800
Fax: 703.237.2083

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