Welcome to Women’s Advocates

The nation’s first shelter for women and children escaping domestic abuse.

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Welcome to Women’s Advocates

The nation’s first shelter for women and children escaping domestic abuse.

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Shelter & Facility

Our 24/7/365 shelter typically provides shelter to 50 women and children daily.

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Programs & Services

Women’s Advocates creates a path to self-sufficiency for women leaving abusive relationships, using a survivor-centered approach to its services.

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Women’s Advocates is dedicated to ensuring people have the resources to help others be safe, and learn about issues surrounding domestic abuse. Women’s Advocates offers a 24-hour crisis line, resources for community partners, and educational presentations.

For women seeking help

Outreach & Education

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 1

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Women’s Advocates joins victim advocacy organizations and public safety agencies nationwide to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.   More information will become available shortly.  If you have any questions about how you can help spread awareness, please call or […]

Wednesday, April 19

Witness the Journey: Tour of Women’s Advocates

Join Women’s Advocates for a tour of our shelter in April.  The date is tentative currently, so please email Lauren at lrimestad@wadvocates.org or call her at 651-726-5217 if you would like to receive any updates about this tour.  

Recent Posts

Friday, November 11

2016-2019 Strategic Plan

Women’s Advocates has launched a three-year strategic plan that builds on its role as a leader in the domestic violence field. The Board of Directors...

Monday, November 7

Women’s Advocates on Fox 9 Morning Show

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Women's Advocates discussed signs of domestic violence with Fox 9 on their morning show.  Watch below.

Monday, November 7

Women’s Advocates on WCCO Mid Morning Show

Watch Women's Advocates' Executive Director Babette Jamison discuss the signs of domestic violence on WCCO's mid morning show, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month...

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588 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Admin: 651-227-9966

Crisis Line: 651-227-8284