Welcome to Women’s Advocates

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

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October Luncheon “Courage to Fly”

Welcome to Women’s Advocates

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

Find Help

October Luncheon “Courage to Fly”


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 individuals 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.

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Outreach & Education

2016-2017 Annual Report

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 10

Courage to Fly – Annual Luncheon and Benefit

Check out our page with full details here: October Luncheon “Courage to Fly” Join us to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month and support Women’s Advocates’ programs. RSVP using the form provided below. For interested event sponsors, click HERE. Contact development@wadvocates.org with any questions regarding event details or sponsorships. Women’s Advocates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID 23-7310701.

Monday, October 22

Six Degrees of Connection: An Educational Panel on Domestic Abuse

  Join Women’s Advocates in person or online for an educational panel on recognizing the signs of domestic abuse.  On October 22nd from 6-8pm CST at the Wilder Foundation at 451 Lexington Parkway N in Saint Paul, and broadcast live on Facebook, you’ll hear from panelists in law enforcement, advocacy, midwifery care, sexual health, and […]

Saturday, November 10

Benefit for Women’s Advocates: Guild of Middle Eastern Dance

The Guild of Middle Eastern Dance is pleased to announce they are having their 12th annual fundraiser for Women’s Advocates Shelter. See live performances from local artists!

Recent Posts

Tuesday, September 4

The Proof is in the Pudding: When Domestic Violence Victims Are Forced to Substantiate Their Experiences

In a criminal case, the “burden of proof” refers to the prosecution’s responsibility to establish a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In daily life,...

Tuesday, August 28

August 2018 Women’s Advocates Newsletter

To view our August 2018 Newsletter, click HERE. Topics Include: –Courage to Fly Luncheon Invitation -At the Shelter: New Board Members -Children's Program Summer Review! -Did You...

Monday, August 6

Women’s Advocates welcomes diverse group of new board members

Saint Paul, MN   August 6, 2018    Women’s Advocates, the first shelter in the nation for victims of domestic violence, is thrilled to announce that it...

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