Because the Internet is not 100% secure, your abuser may be able to monitor your online activities, which could put you at risk. Please use a safer computer (i.e. at your local library, school, or a friends). If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center at (voice or TTY) 218-828-1216 or 888-777-1248 (toll-free in Minnesota).
WOMEN'S CENTER OF MID-MINNESOTA
The Women's Center has been
empowering women and children through a variety of programs since
1978. Our oldest and largest program is a 24-hour emergency shelter
for battered women and their children. In addition to physical
safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information and
referral, support groups, and education for the larger community
about violence and its effects.
An offshoot of shelter services, the Peaceful Alternatives and Life Skills program (P.A.L.S.) Is our violence prevention program for elementary schools; it is available to schools everywhere through our published manuals.
Our third, and newest, program is the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center. Opened in 2000, the Safety Center offers a safe and kid-oriented environment where families in crisis can visit with each other under supervision by trained staff. Parents who are divorced and have unsupervised visits with their children but are experiencing conflict over visitation can also exchange their kids at the Center without having contact with each other.
Our contributions to the community include:
Battered Women's Program
The Women's Center multi-faceted Battered Women's Program includes 24-hour emergency shelter for women and their children, information and referral advocacy, and support groups.
Q & A For Women
Domestic violence victims often have many questions about their situations. Learn where to go in times of crisis. Get support and find options you may never have dreamed of. Best of all, discover that you're not alone.
The P.A.L.S. Program is a proven, comprehensive violence prevention program for elementary schools which includes practical conflict resolution skills for students in K-6 grades. For additional information, or for a P.A.L.S. Order Form, click here or contact the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center.
Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center
The Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center is a welcoming facility that provides a family- friendly place where abused or neglected children can visit with their parents in safety. The center also allows parents to exchange their children for unsupervised visits safely and without conflict.
The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center offers terrific and self-satisfying volunteer opportunities. Use your skills or learn new ones to help make your community a safer place to live.
Women Rising is a bi-annual newsletter providing helpful articles and information for people who are interested in learning about or staying in touch with the Women's Center of Mid-Minnesota. The newsletter contains interesting statistics, resources, information, helpful support group contacts, legislative updates and much more.
For additional information or to contact one of our advocates, contact us anytime at 218-828-1216 (voice or TTY). Your call is completely confidential.