About Us

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The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center is committed to providing safety and inspiring hope for all women and their children. The services we offer to fulfill this commitment include:

Our trained advocates staff a highly secure building 24 hours a day. We provide a physical and emotionally safe place for adult battered women and their children free of charge. The shelter is handicapped accessible and open to women of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, educational levels, and socio-economic backgrounds. While women are at the shelter, our compassionate staff help inform them of all available options, support them in their decision-making and personal growth, assist them in accessing various community resources, and help them deal with the legal, social services, law enforcement, educational, and medical systems. Our Foster Grandmothers are available to care for the children that come to the shelter in a fun and educational environment while the mothers work on putting their lives back together.

Crisis line: 218-828-1216 or 1-888-777-1248

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 Mission Statement

The mission of the Women’s Center consists of two inextricably intertwined goals: to end violence against women and children and to work for fundamental social change that promotes equality for women and girls in society.  We plan to accomplish this mission through a variety of means including, but not limited to, the following:

Educate professionals and the general public about the causes of violence against women, with particular attention to battering and sexual assault/abuse.

Provide safe housing for battered women and their children as well as for victims/survivors of sexual assault when needed.

Promote non-violence through the education and skills building of elementary and secondary students.

Confront violence in all its forms including racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, antisemitism and homophobia.

Challenge the legal, law enforcement, medical, and social service systems to respond in helpful and humane ways to victims of violence. 

Board of Directors
  •     Donn Beaubien
  •     Mickey Florell
  •     Naomi Hanson-Galema
  •     Elizabeth Harris
  •     Sarah Kath
  •     Judy Kuusisto
  •     Margaret VanBuren
  •     Nancy Walsh