Between 2 and 4 million women are annually victimized by domestic violence. Most children in homes in which domestic violence occurs witness that abuse and suffer secondary psychological effects, including aggressive behavior and depression. Male children who witness abuse are more likely to become abusers themselves as adults, creating a vicious, intergenerational cycle of violent behavior. (ABA Domestic Violence Commission)


If you need help or someone you know is experiencing or in some way involved in domestic violence please recognize that there are measures to take in order to prevent further harm. If you are a victim of violence we strongly urge you to devise a safety plan for a time of extreme emergency, and the following list of Domestic Shelters will be a great start for obtaining help and vital information.

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Minnesota Domestic Violence Shelters:


  • Minnesota Coalition For Battered Women 1619 Dayton Ave., #303 St. Paul MN 55104 (612)646-6177

  • Aitkin County Women's Advocates P.O. Box 153 Aitkin MN 56431 Business #: 218-927-2327 Hotline/Crisis: 218-927-2327

  • Freeborn County Victims Crisis Center P.O. Box 1246 Albert Lea MN 56007 Business #: 507-373-2223 Hotline/Crisis: 507-373-2223

  • Listening Ear Crisis Center 618 1\2 Broadway Alexandria MN 56308 Business #: 612-763-6638 Hotline/Crisis: 612-763-6638 Toll Free #: (800)854-9001

  • Victims Crisis Center 101 14th Street, N.W. Austin MN 55912 Business #: 507-437-6680 Hotline/Crisis: 507-437-6680

  • Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women P.O. Box 102 Belle Plaine MN 56011 Business #: 612-873-4214 Hotline/Crisis: 612-873-4214

  • Northwoods Coalition For Battered Women P.O. Box 563 Bemidji MN 56601 Business #: 218-751-6346 Hotline/Crisis: 218-751-0211

  • Alexandra House, Inc. P.O. Box 49039 Blaine MN 55449 Business #: 612-780-2332 Hotline/Crisis: 612-780-2330

  • Wilder Domestic Abuse Program 1201 89th Ave. N.E. Suite 375 Blaine MN 55434 Business #: 612-783-4983

  • Cornerstone Advocacy Service 9730 Irving Avenue South Bloomington MN 55431 Business #: 612-884-0376 Hotline/Crisis: 612-884-0330

  • United Battered Families Network P.O. Box 31147 Bloomington MN 55431 Business #: 612-881-1872 Hotline/Crisis: 612-881-2499

  • Women's Center of Mid-Minnesota P.O. Box 602 Brainerd MN 56401 Business #: 218-828-1216

  • Project PEACE 6205 Earle Brown Drive #130 Brooklyn Center MN 55430 Business #: 612-569-3434 Hotline/Crisis: 612-536-1850

  • Northern Lights Shelter 1 Division St. Buffalo MN 55313 Business #: 612-682-6898 Hotline/Crisis: (800)450-5413

  • Womankind, Inc. Support Systems for Battered Women Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 East Nicollet Blvd. Burnsville MN 55337 Business #: 612-892-2500 Hotline/Crisis: 612-924-8200

  • Houston County Women's Resources 115 W. Washington Square Suite 102B Caledonia MN 55921 Business #: 507-724-2676 Hotline/Crisis: (800)362-8255

  • The Refuge P. O. Box 323 Cambridge MN 55008 Business #: 612-689-3532 Hotline/Crisis: 612-689-3532 Toll Free #: (800)338-7233

  • Chisago County Attorney's Office Chisago County Government Center Center City MN 55012 Business #: 612-462-7999 Hotline/Crisis: 612-462-7999

  • Southern Valley InterventionProject P.O. Box 185 Chaska MN 55318 Business #: 612-448-4489 Hotline/Crisis: 612-873-4214

  • Alexandra House P.O. Box 424 Circle Pines MN 55014 Business #: 612-780-2332 Hotline/Crisis: 612-780-2330

  • Rural Women's Advocates Of Carlton County 1412 Summit Avenue Cloquet MN 55720 Business #: 218-879-1448 Hotline/Crisis: 218-879-1448

  • Migrant Health Servics, Inc. Battered Women's Program P.O. Box 364 Crookston MN 56517 Business #: 218-281-3552 Hotline/Crisis: (800)342-7756 Toll Free #:(800)660-6667

  • Violence Intervention Project 223 East 7th, # 39 Crookston MN 56716 Business #: 218-281-2864 Hotline/Crisis: (800)660-6667

  • Lakes Crisis Center P.O. Box 394 Detroit Lakes MN 56502 Business #: 218-847-3410 Hotline/Crisis: 218-847-7446

  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Project 206 West 4th Street Duluth MN 55806 Business #: 218-722-2781

  • Women's Coalition P.O. Box 3558 Duluth MN 55803 Business #: 218-728-6481 Hotline/Crisis: 218-728-6481

  • Community Action Council, Inc. 4345 Nicols Rd. Eagan MN 55122 Business #: 651-452-7466 Hotline/Crisis: 651-452-7288 TTY: 651-405-9455

  • Womankind, Support Systems for Battered Women Fairview Southdale Hospital 6401 France Avenue, South Edina MN 55435 Business #: 612-924-5775

  • Rivers of Hope P.O. Box 142 Elk River MN 55330 Business #: 612-441-0792 Toll Free #: (800)439-2642

  • Southern Minnesota Crisis Support Center P.O. Box 214 Fairmont MN 56031 Business #: 507-238-2814 Hotline/Crisis: 507-235-3456

  • Goodhue-Rice-Wabasha Citizens Actions Council Faribo Town Square 201 S. Lyndale Ave. Faribaut MN 55021 Business #: 507-332-2227 Hotline/Crisis 645-5555

  • Women's Crisis Center P.O. Box 815 Fergus Falls MN 56538 Business #: 218-739-3486 Hotline/Crisis: 218-739-3359 Toll Free #: (800)974-3359

  • Forest Lake New Beginnings P.O. Box 211 Forest Lake MN 55025 Business #: 612-462-4844 Hotline/Crisis: 612-462-4844

  • Center For Family Crisis P.O. Box 134 Grand Marais MN 55604 Business #: 218-387-1262 Hotline/Crisis: 218-387-1237

  • Advocates Against Domestic Abuse 325 N.E. 4th St. Grand Rapids MN 55744 Business #: 218-326-0388 Hotline/Crisis: 218-326-8565 Toll Free #: (800)442-8565 MLS 2 weeks

  • Window Crisis Center Box 739 Hinckley MN 55037 Business #: 612-384-7113 Hotline/Crisis: 612-384-7113 Toll Free #: (800)644-0003

  • Sojourner Community Advocacy Program P.O. Box 4 Hopkins MN 55343 Business #: 612-935-1004

  • Sojourner Project Intervention P.O. Box 4 Hopkins MN 55343 Business #: 612-935-7007

  • Sojourner Project, Inc. P.O. Box 272 Hopkins MN 55343 Business #: 612-933-7433 Hotline/Crisis: 612-933-7422

  • Friends Against Abuse 203 3rd. St. Intnl. Falls MN 56649 Business #: 218-285-7220 Hotline/Crisis: 218-285-7220

  • Lewis House 7150 Clayton Avenue East Inver Grove Hghts. MN 55077 Business #: 612-457-0707 Hotline/Crisis: 612-457-0707

  • Family Violence Network P.O. Box 854 Lake Elmo MN 55042 Business #: 612-770-8544 Hotline/Crisis: 612-770-0777

  • Ramsey P.O. Box 854 Lake Elmo MN 55042 Business #: 612-770-2998 Hotline/Crisis: 612-770-0777

  • Hands of Hope Resource Center P.O. Box 67 Little Falls MN 56345 Business #: 612-632-1657 Hotline/Crisis: 612-632-4878 Toll Free #: (800)682-4547

  • Committee Against Domestic Abuse P.O. Box 466 Mankato MN 56001 Business #: 507-625-8688 Hotline/Crisis: 507-625-SAFE Toll Free #: (800)477-0466

  • Community Intervention Program P.O. Box 122 Marshall MN 566258 Business #: 507-532-7288

  • Non-Violence Network of Southern MN] 210 S. First St. P.O. Box 122 Marshall MN 56258 Business #: 507-532-4604 Hotline/Crisis: 507-532-2350

  • Southwest Rural Rainbow 210 S. 1st. St. Marshall MN 56285 Business: 507-532-4604 Hotline/Crisis: 507-532-2350

  • Mile Lacs Intervention - Advocacy Project P.O. Box 42 Milaca MN 56353 Business #: 612-983-3847 Toll Free #: (800)207-6051

  • American Indian Women's Circle Against Dom. Abuse 1014 E. 22nd St. Minneapolis MN 55404 Business #: 612-933-7433

  • BIHA, Women in Action 122 West Franklin Avenue, #306 Minneapolis MN 55404 Business #: 612-870-1193 Hotline/Crisis: 612-870-1193

  • zens Council Victim Services 822 Sourth 3rd. Street Suite 100 Minesapolis MN 55415 Business #: 612-340-5432 Hotline/Crisis: 612-340-5400

  • Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC) 2001 Bloomington Ave. Minneapolis MN 55404 Business #: 612-627-4774 Hotline/Crisis: 612-627-4774

  • Division of Indian Work Family Violence Program 3045 Park Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55407 Business #: 612-827-1795 Hotline/Crisis: 612-827-1795

  • Domestic Abuse Project 204 West Franklin Avenue Minneapolis MN 55404 Business #: 612-874-7063 Hotline/Crisis: 612-874-7063

  • Eastside Neightborhood Service, Family Violence Program 1929 2nd Street, NE Minneapolis MN 55418 Business #: 612-781-6011

  • Education for Cooperative Living 1700 Penn Avenue North Minneapolis MN 55411 Business #: 612-521-3646

  • Family and Children's Service 414 South8th Street Minneapolis MN 55404 Business 612-340-7444

  • Gay and Lesbian Community Action Council 310 East 38th St. #204 Minneapolis MN 55409 Business #: 612-822-0127 Hotline/Crisis: 612-822-8661 Toll Free #: (800)800-0907

  • Harriet Tubman Hospital Outreach Program 701 Park Ave. Room 1F-24 Minneapolis MN 55415 Business #: 612-347-6022

  • Harriet Tubman Pilot City Outreach Program 1315 Penn Ave. N. #207 Minneapolis MN 55411 Business #: 612-521-0240

  • Harriet Tubman Women's Shelter P.O. Box 7026 Powderhorn Station Minneapolis MN 55407 Business #: 612-827-6105 Hotline/Crisis: 612-827-2841

  • Hennepin County Legal Advocacy Project C-2100 Government Center 300 S. 6th St. Minneapolis MN 55487 Business #: 612-348-4003

  • IBCA Battered Women's Program 2616 Nicollet Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55408 Business #: 612-871-7878 Hotline/Crisis: 612-871-7878

  • Incarnation House 3754 Pleasant Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55409 Business #: 612-871-0099

  • Minneapolis Intervention Project 350 South 5th St. Room 113 City Hill Minneapolis MN 55415 Business #: 612-673-3526

  • PRIDE (from Prost. to Indep., Dignity & Equality) 3125 East Lake Street Minneapolis MN 55406 Business #: 612-728-2064 Hotline/Crisis: 612-726-2062

  • Unity Center - Pillsbury Neighborhood Services 2507 Fremont Ave. North Minneapolis MN 55411 Business #: 612-529-9267

  • Womankind Support Services for Battered Women Fairview Southdale Hospital 6401 France Avenue S. Minneapolis MN 55435 Business #: 612-924-5775 Hotline/Crisis: 612-924-5775

  • Women, Work, and Welfare 3255 Hennepin Ave. South Suite 119 Minneapolis MN 55408 Business #: 612-822-6265

  • Hispanic Battered Women's Program Townsite Centre 810 4th Avenue South Moorhead MN 56560 Business #: 216-236-6502 Hotline/Crisis: (800)842-8693 Toll Free #: (800)842-8693

  • Stevens County Battered Women's Committee P.O. Box 352 Morris MN 56267 Business #: 612-589-3208

  • White Earth Battered Women's Service Box 28 Nayfahwaush MN 56566 Business #: 216-935-2275 Hotline/Crisis: 216-935-2276

  • Women's Project HCR 67 Box 241 Onamia MN 56359 Business #: 612-532-4163 Hotline/Crisis: 612-532-3445 Toll Free #: (800)950-2203

  • Women's Resource Center of Steele County 209 W. Bridge Owatonne MN 55060 Business #: 800-451-1202 Hotline/Crisis: 800-451-1202

  • Battered Women's Services of Hubbard County, Inc. P.O. Box 564 Park Rapids MN 56470 Business #: 218-732-7413 Hotline/Crisis: 218-732-5035

  • Home Free Shelter 3405 East Medicine Lake Blvd. Plymouth MN 55441 Business #: 612-559-9008 Hotline/Crisis: 612-559-4945

  • Fillmore Family Resources P.O. Box 303 Preston MN 55965 Business #: 507-765-2316 Hotline/Crisis: 507-765-2316 Toll Free #: 507-765-3874

  • Domestic Abuse Project of Groodhue County 624 Maple St. Redwing MN 55066 Business #: 612-388-0187

  • Home Free Domestic Assault Intervention Project 3730 Toledo Ave. North Rubbinsdale MN 55422 Business #: 612-521-1185

  • Domestic Abuse Advocates of Wabasha County P.O. Box 457 Rochester MN 55903 Business #: 612-565-4112

  • Women's Shelter Inc. P.O. Box 457 Rochester MN 55903 Business #: 507-285-1938 Hotline/Crisis: 507-285-1010 Toll Free #: (800)438-6439

  • Volunteers of America -Corrections for Women 1771 N. Kent St. Roseville MN 55113 Business #: 612-488-2073

  • W.I.N.D.O.W. P.O. Box 545 Sandstone TX Business #: 612-245-5224 Hotline/Crisis: 612-245-5223

  • Central MN Task Force on Batttered Women P.O. Box 196 St. Cloud MN 56302 Business #: 612-253-6900 Hotline/Crisis: 612-612-252-1603 Toll Free #: (800)950-2203 MLS Varies BYF Y

  • St. Cloud Intervention Project 915 1st. St. South, Suite 14 St. Cloud MN 56301 Business #: 612-251-7203 Hotline/Crisis: 612-253-5563 Toll Free #: (800)950-2203

  • Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project MN Bldg. Suite 908 46 E 4th St. St. Paul MN 55104 Business #: 612-223-6223 Toll Free #: (800)313-2666

  • Casa de Esperanza P.O. Box 75177 St. Paul MN 55175 Business #: 612-772-1723 Hotline/Crisis: 612-772-1611

  • Children's Home Society Crisis Nursery 2230 Como Avenue St. Paul MN 55108 Business #: 612-646-6393 Hotline/Crisis: 612-641-1300

  • Family and Children's Services of Greater St. Paul 185 4th Street, East #330 St. Paul MN 55101 Business #: 612-222-0311

  • Laran 1245 Jefferson Ave. St. Paul MN 55105 Business #: 612-690-3438

  • Lesbian Battering Intervention Project 1619 Dayton Ave. Suite 303 St. Paul MN 55104 Business #: 612-646-6177 Hotline/Crisis: 612-646-0994

  • Midway Family Service and Abuse Center 425 Aldine Street St. Paul MN 55104 Business #: 612-232-5585 Hotline/Crisis: 612-232-5585

  • St. Paul Intervention Project 1509 Marshall Ave. St. Paul MN 55104 Business #: 612-645-2824

  • Survivor Resources P.O. Box 17977 St. Paul MN 55117 Business #: 612-487-5130

  • I.S.P.E.R., Inc. P.O. Box 56796 St. Paul MN 55185 Business #: 612-644-6301

  • Community Assistance Program 650 Marshall Avenue St. Paul MN 55104 Business #: 612-221-0048

  • Women of Nations P.O. Box 40309 St. Paul MN 55104 Business #: 612-222-5830 Hotline/Crisis: 612-222-5834

  • Women's Advocates 588 Grand Avenue St. Paul MN 55102 Business #: 612-227-9966 Hotline/Crisis: 612-227-8284

  • YWCA of St. Paul 198 Western Avenue North St. Paul MN 55102 Business #: 612-222-3741

  • Violence Intervention Project P.O. Box 96 Thief River Falls MN 56701 Business #: 218-681-5557 Hotline/Crisis: 218-681-5557 Toll Free #: (800)660-6667

  • North Shore Horizons P.O. Box 205 Two Harbors MN 55616 Business #: 218-834-5924 Hotline/Crisis: 218-834-5924

  • Range Women's Advocates 301 1st St. South Virginia MN 55792 Business #: 218-749-5054 Hotline/Crisis: 800-232-1300 Toll Free #: (800)232-1300

  • S.A.F.E.(Stop Abusive Family Environment) 209 South Jefferson Wadena MN 56482 Business #: 218-631-1714 Hotline/Crisis: 218-631-1714

  • Family Safety Network of Cass County P.O. Box 1162 Walker MN 56484 Business #: 218-547-1636 Toll Free #: (800)324-8151

  • Shelter House P.O. Box 787 Willmar MN 56201 Business #: 612-231-9154 Hotline/Crisis: 800-476-3234 Toll Free #: (800)476-3234

  • Cottonwood County Crisis Center 183 - 10th St. Windom MN 56101 Business #: 507-831-2244

  • Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project 66 East 3rd St. P.O. Box 1266 Winona MN 55987 Business #: 507-454-6660

  • Women's Resource Center of Winona 77 E. 5th St. Winona MN 55987 Business #: 507-452-4440 Hotline/Crisis: 507-452-4440

  • Southwest Crisis Center P.O. Box 111 Worthington MN 56187 Business #: 507-376-4311



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