Seeking Help, Finding Hope: {A Resource Guide}

We want to connect moms who are seeking help to resources within our community that can provide hope. Below are several organizations that can help with issues related to abuse and depression.

“So please reach out. Connect with that mom sitting by herself at the park. Say hi to the bleary eyed dad staring blankly at the Starbucks menu. And when you ask how someone is doing, really ask how they’re doing. Then listen. Don’t be afraid to get your emotions dirty. And if it’s you that needs a connection, please don’t hide it. You have friends. You are loved. And you are not in this alone.”
(Excerpt from When Anxiety and Depression Come Home)

Resources

Crisis Lines by County: Each county has a crisis line. Enter your five-digit ZIP code OR the name of your county to find your county’s 24/7 crisis phone line. Click HERE

Crisis Connection: Canvas Health’s Crisis Connection provides qualified counselors who are able to respond to any problem 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by phone or text. Services are free, confidential and immediately accessible. Counselors help the caller reach a place of emotional and physical safety and then direct the caller to available community resources that offer longer-term support. If you are in crisis, call (612) 379-6363 to reach Crisis Connection. 

Minnesota Warmline: The Minnesota Warmline provides a peer-to-peer approach to mental health recovery, support and wellness. Calls are answered by our team of professionally trained Certified Peer Specialists, who have first hand experience living with a mental health condition. The Warmline provides a safe, anonymous and confidential environment to connect with people who are here to listen…here to help. Open Monday-Saturday 5pm-10pm: 651.288.0400or Toll Free 877.404.3190 or text “Support” to 85511

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL): Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to everyone. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential. Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency.

Minnesota Mental Health has a wealth of resources available in areas such as legal, advocacy, reporting abuse and social services. Visit their website to find the list and locate the resource that best fits your needs.

Asian Women United of MN | P.O. Box 6223, Minneapolis, MN 55406  | 24 Hour Multilingual Hotline: 612-724-8823

  • Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM) is a safe place for all women and their children dealing with domestic violence, including physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. 

Aurora Center @ University of MN | The Aurora Center, Suite 117 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 | 24-Hour Helpline: 612-626-9111

  • The Aurora Center provides a safe and confidential space for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members or friends affiliated with the University of Minnesota, TC or Augsburg College who are victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking

Domestic Abuse Project | 204 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | 612.874.7063

  •  Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) has served the Twin Cities community with innovative and effective programming to end the inter-generational cycle of domestic violence, provides holistic healing for every member of the family. 

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center | 2300 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis 55404 | 612.728.2000

  • Family services, child advocacy, legal services, affordable housing, parenting skills, chemical dependency, mental health care, cultural resilience, historical trauma and other family and community issues.

Oasis of Love | 2304 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 529-6055

  • Women and their children get the crisis assistance, advocacy, and support that addressed their needs to heal through the OASIS domestic violence programs.  Men receive batterer intervention and anger accountability services. 

Sexual Violence Center | 3757 Fremont Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55412 | 24 Hour Crisis Line 612-871-5111

  • Their mission is to eradicate sexual violence and abuse by: challenging the systems and individuals that promote privilege, oppression and domination, educating those that will join them as advocates and catalysts for change, and supporting those who have been victimized, empowering them to not only survive but thrive, finding power and movement in our collective voices.

SEWA-AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness) | 3702 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55406 | 24×7 Crisis Line (952)-912-9100

  • SEWA-AIFW devotes its energy to passionately advocating for the undeserved vulnerable population of South Asians in the Twin Cities and around.  Education and resources that are culturally tailored in the areas of Health, Education, Economics and housing.

Sojourner Project | 24 Hour Hotline: 952-933-7422

  • Provide program participants, adults, and children, with information and resources needed to work towards reclaiming their safety and stability. All Sojourner services are provided free of charge.

Tubman Chrysalis Center | 4432 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 | 612.871.0118 | Crisis Line 612.825.0000

  • Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and community education, including public information campaigns to provide community members the information and support they need to get help or give help.

Tubman Center West | 3111 First Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | 612.825.3333 | Crisis Line 612.825.0000

  • Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and community education, including public information campaigns to provide community members the information and support they need to get help or give help.

Breaking Free | P.O. Box 4366, St. Paul, MN 55104 | 651-645-6557

  • Every year, Breaking Free helps over 500 women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. 

Bridges to Safety | 15 W. Kellogg Blvd, Room 140, St. Paul MN 55102 | (651) 266-9901

  •  Provides personal and legal advocacy, filing of Orders for Protection, civil legal services, police and prosecution consultation, child care while participants are receiving services, and referral to shelter, permanent and transitional housing, employment, supervised visitation, personal counseling, and other community partners.

Casa de Esperanza | PO Box 40115, St. Paul, MN 55104 | 24 Hour Bilingual Hotline: 651.772.1611 

  • Casa de Esperanza provides emergency shelter for Latinas and other women and children experiencing domestic violence. They offer critical and innovative services and support in its Minnesota Twin Cities communities, ranging from family advocacy and shelter services to leadership development and community engagement opportunities for Latin youth, women and men.

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul | 1633 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 | 651-698-0767

  • They serve: men, women, children, couples and families seeking counseling, seniors who wish to remain in their homes, people seeking to improve their employment situation, caregivers who seek information and support, individuals and families facing difficult transitions, people planning a hospital stay, parents struggling to raise their children, individuals who are isolated and need emotional and spiritual support, people facing economic emergencies, people needing information on community services, immigrants and refugees.

Women’s Advocates | 588 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102 | Crisis line: 651-227-8284

  • Women’s Advocates is a safe place where victims/survivors of all backgrounds and cultures can escape domestic violence and begin to heal. We offer shelter, meals, clothing, transportation, personal needs items, counseling, support, advocacy, referrals, crisis phone, and other basic services to women and their children daily.

Women of Nations | PO Box 7125, Saint Paul, MN 55107 | Crisis Line: 651-222-5836

  •  Provides supportive services including crisis intervention, advocacy, and shelter for Native American and other battered women.

360 Communities Lewis House Eagan: 651.452.7288 | Lewis House Hastings: 651.437.1291 |

  • Provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency.

Committee Against Domestic Abuse | Crisis Line 1-800-477-0466 | 24 Hours (507) 625-3966

  • Has emergency housing to female survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children, 24 hour advocacy and supportive services are provided in the shelter as well as through community-based victim service programs serving Blue Earth, Nicollet, Brown, Waseca, Watonwan, Faribault, Le Sueur and Sibley counties located in South-Central Minnesota. CADA also houses a supervised parenting time program where children are able to visit their non-custodial parents in a safe, neutral environment.

Cornerstone | 1000 E 80th St. Bloomington MN 55420 | Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline 1.866.223.1111

  • Safety Planning, Emergency Shelter, Individual Advocacy, Legal Advocacy, Housing Resources, Clinical Therapy, Parenting Support, Support Groups.

Hope Center MN | 1003 7th St. NW | Faribault, MN 55021 | 24 hour SafeLine: 800.607.2330

  • The mission of HOPE Center is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education.

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women | 551 E. Park St. P.O. Box 166, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 | 24 Hour Crisis Line 952-873-4214

  • Provides the victims and family members of domestic violence with support, referrals, protection and advocacy. Serves Scott and Carver counties in Minnesota.

Missions Inc. Programs | 3409 East Medicine Lake Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota 55441 | 763.559.1883

  • A nonprofit social service organization working to make change possible for people whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence, addiction and alcoholism, or illness and disability. They have six programs located in Plymouth and St. Paul, MN, providing safety, housing and support services to over 3,600 men, women and children each year.

SafeJourney at Maple Grove Hospital | 9875 Hospital Drive | Maple Grove, MN 55369 | 24-Hour Advocacy Line (763) 581-3940

  •  A hospital-based domestic abuse advocacy program that provides a compassionate and informed response team of both trained medical personnel and volunteer advocates. Together, they address the medical, safety, emotional, and economic needs of those whose lives are shaken by intimate partner violence. SafeJourney services are free and confidential, and are available to community members as well as for patients of Maple Grove Hospital.

Wayside House | 3705 Park Center Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 | 651-242-5540

  • Provides gender specific chemical dependency and mental health treatment to women in a safe and nurturing environment.

 

Alexandra House | 10065 3rd St NE, Blaine, MN 55434 | 24 Hour Hotline: 763.780.2330

  • Domestic and sexual violence services to women, men, youth and families. Free 24-hour emergency shelter, legal advocacy, therapy, support groups, youth intervention and prevention services, abuse in later life resources, community education and professional training, and more.

Tubman Center East | 1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood, MN 55109 | 651.789.6770 | Crisis Line 612.825.0000

  • Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and community education, including public information campaigns to provide community members the information and support they need to get help or give help.
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