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September 1, 2022

Turning the Page to a New Chapter

In June 2017, I joined Women’s Advocates as Executive Director. It was a critical time in the life of the organization as well as in my own personal life. Women’s Advocates’ emergency shelter was long established as a safe, compassionate landing place for victim-survivors of domestic violence who needed…

June 15, 2022

Quarterly Newsletter: June 2022

Read our Quarterly Newsletter today where we share an exciting new community partnership, inspiring poetry and spoken word, our latest Annual Report, and more! Subscribe to receive important Women’s Advocates updates in your inbox every quarter. Read and subscribe here:…

March 8, 2022

Quarterly Newsletter: March 2022

Read the latest strides we’ve made in finding safe, affordable housing for victim-survivors of the Twin Cities area and fun ways to give this March! Subscribe to and view our Quarterly Newsletter here.

December 7, 2021

Quarterly Newsletter: December 2021

Learn about some of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month successes, our amazing collaboration with Brenda Hershey, and new ways to give back to victim/survivors this holiday season! Subscribe to our Quarterly Newsletter and view December, 2021’s newsletter here.

September 13, 2021

Quarterly Newsletter: September 2021

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June 5, 2020

In solidarity and remembrance

We at Women’s Advocates stand with Black, Indigenous, and all people of color in grief and outrage over the murder of George Floyd.  We mourn the loss of this innocent man, criminally cut down in the prime of his life.  We recognize Mr. Floyd’s death as one of countless brutalities…

April 14, 2020

MinnPost Article about Women’s Advocates, COVID-19, and needs

Read this article featured in MinnPost on April 14, 2020 As domestic violence shelters deal with COVID-19 and extra expenses, Franken fashions a fundraiser   “It’s also a very financially volatile time, with Women’s Advocates adjusting to the new realities of living and working amid COVID-19…

March 17, 2020

Women’s Advocates’ response to COVID-19

Please read our update below. If you can support financially at this time, your donations will go directly to Women’s Advocates’ Aftercare program to support domestic violence survivor families and former Women’s Advocates’ residents with rent support. Donate HERE. Our response to COVID-19 developments…

January 17, 2020

Walking with survivors for 45 years

Women’s Advocates: Walking with survivors for 45 years Women’s Advocates and Twin Cities PBS co-produced a series of documentary short videos chronicling the history and legacy of Women’s Advocates. This series documents what it took to launch Women’s Advocates in the 1970’s – a team of committed people who invaded…

November 11, 2019

20 Days of Giving | Nov 14 – Dec 3

Here are links to Women’s Advocates’ facebook or GiveMN fundraising pages. October 11, 2019, marked 45 years of shelter at Women’s Advocates. Forty-five years later, domestic violence persists, and Women’s Advocates’ response is wide-reaching with 150+ partners working with us to provide crisis support for the 1 in 3 women, 1…