Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Holidays!










                                   

                                         October 2014






As you know, Mid-Minnesota Women's Center meets the needs of women and children who have fled their homes due to domestic violence and abuse. In addition, we continually provide assistance to those seeking advocacy, education and resources in our community. We also offer the services of the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center as a family-friendly, nurturing place where families in crisis can safety visit with each other. The holidays are approaching quickly and although we are able to offer the precious gift of safety and meet basic needs of the families, we rely on the generosity of the Lakes Area to assist us in providing the more tangible signs of sharing during the Christmas season

The anxiety of leaving behind everything they own in exchange for safety in a violence-free environment is difficult for anyone to comprehend. The reality of not being able to provide gifts for their children during the Christmas season only adds to the immense emotional and financial strain for these families. In the past, we have been fortunate for the giving spirit of the Lakes Area which has made the holiday season brighter for countless families. We are asking you, the members of our community, to help us continue this holiday spirit by making a cash contribution, purchase gifts, or to adopt a family and directly make the holiday a special time for someone in need.

Please contact Rita at 218-828-1216 and together we can make a difference in meeting the needs of women and children in our community this 2014 holiday season giving.

You can view our Christmas Needs List HERE

Sincerely,


Staff and Board of Directors
Mid-Minnesota Women's Center, Inc.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Floating Candle Vigil



When: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Kiwanis Park Fishing Pier


Please join us in remembering those who have lost their lives due to Domestic Violence as well as all of the Survivors!

We will be reading the 2013 and 2014 Femicide Reports,
Lighting floating candles
in honor of each victim and,
Making a commitment to
The Community Non-Violence Pledge.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mid-Minnesota Women's Center Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary!

Since 1978 the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center in Brainerd has responded to the reality of domestic violence by offering temporary shelter to women and their dependent children while long-term solutions are made possible. It remains the only shelter in Central Minnesota that provides a safe refuge for residents of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties.
On average, 232 women and children are provided shelter per year.


Mid-Minnesota Women's Center also provides services to other women in the community, such as legal advocacy and support groups. It operates around the clock with leadership from four program directors and six advocates.


This fall, the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of its current location. To celebrate this milestone, there will be an open house on Tuesday, October 14 (4 PM to 7 PM, with a short program at 5:30 PM) at the Northland Arboretum. This happy occasion will allow us to thank the Center's friends and supporters, as well as acquaint others with the essential services the Women's Center provides. Please join us; we welcome your partnership.