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.