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January 25, 2023

Women’s Advocates is proud to introduce Holly Henning as our new Executive Director!

Women’s Advocates is proud to announce that Holly Henning will be joining the team as our new Executive Director on February 21.   Also known by her nêhiyawak (Cree) name Miskitoos, or Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) name Gimiwnaaabo-Ikwe, Holly is an enrolled member of Marten Falls Anishinaabe First Nation…

January 10, 2023

Foster a victim-survivor’s pet!

Did you know nearly half of victim-survivors of domestic violence stay in abusive situations rather than leave their pets behind? Women’s Advocates’ Survivor Advisory Committee, made up of current and former program participants, wants to work with our community to fix this problem. They are asking Women’s Advocates to…

December 13, 2022

Thank you to our major donors and community partners!

We would like to extend a special thank you to our major donors and community partners who have given this year. Thank you for sharing our vision of a community free from violence, where all are safe and can live productive and healthy lives. Ann Adams and Sally Ehlers…

November 28, 2022

Rose’s Story: Part 1

Over the next few months, we will be sharing the personal story of Jessica Rose, a survivor of domestic violence trying to find housing for her family after leaving her abuser. It is very important for people with lived experience of homelessness to feel heard. A lot of the…

November 22, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Video Series

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With the support of our community, we were able to raise over $112,000 during our 2022 fundraiser to break the cycle of domestic violence in our community and beyond! We released four short videos that tell stories of healing and our team’s innovative…

April 30, 2021

After Experiencing Sexual Assault

What to do if you have experienced sexual assault: Immediate Assistance, Processing Trauma, Legal & Medical Steps Watch our “After Experiencing Sexual Assault: Healing + Support” webinar here If you’ve been sexually assaulted and need immediate assistance, the Ramsey County SOS Sexual…

April 29, 2021

WA Reflects on the Events of the Past Few Weeks — April 2021

As we, the staff of Women’s Advocates, reflect on events of the past few weeks, including the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and the death and funeral of Daunte Wright: We hold in our caring embrace the families and loved ones of George Floyd, Daunte Wright,…

April 20, 2021

Take Action + Learn About #SAAM

Different members from Women’s Advocates’ staff periodically write posts on topics that are relevant to the work we do as an organization.  While Women’s Advocates is supported by Grant No. A-CVS-2018-WOMADV-00013, awarded by the Office on Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs – the opinions, findings, and conclusions or…

April 14, 2021

In Response to the Killing of Daunte Wright

Women’s Advocates stands in anguish and solidarity with our Twin Cities BIPOC communities, especially our Black community, as we struggle to absorb the reality of yet another senseless killing of a Black man by a police officer in our community.  The trauma affecting our community, and especially the family…

April 9, 2021

Recognizing the Intersections between Sexual and Domestic Violence

Different members from Women’s Advocates’ staff periodically write posts on topics that are relevant to the work we do as an organization.  While Women’s Advocates is supported by Grant No. A-CVS-2018-WOMADV-00013, awarded by the Office on Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs – the opinions, findings, and conclusions or…