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October 22, 2018

Highlights from Courage to Fly luncheon

Watch five videos of highlights from Women’s Advocates’ Courage to Fly luncheon from October 10, 2018.  …

August 6, 2018

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 has welcomed seven new members to its Board of Directors. These caring individuals are now part of a 13-member volunteer Board of Directors, who represent…

April 23, 2018

#SurviveTogether Week Four

What We Can Do Young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence – almost triple the national average. Here’s how you can help. 8-steps to support someone who is experiencing domestic violence, via RAINN.

April 18, 2018

In The News: Twin Cities affordable housing shortages affecting domestic violence survivors (Pioneer Press)

Twin Cities affordable housing shortages affecting domestic violence survivors…

April 16, 2018

#SurviveTogether Week Three

Survivor Stories “Violence not only causes physical injury, it also undermines the social, economic, psychological, spiritual and emotional well-being of the victim.” Susmitha B, “Domestic Violence: Causes, Impact, and Remedial Measures.” You deserve kindness! If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse and needs help, please contact Women’s Advocates’…

April 9, 2018

#SurviveTogether Week Two

Healthy Relationships vs. Unhealthy Relationships Do you think you or a loved one may be in an abusive relationship? We are here to help! https://www.wadvocates.org/resources/ Unhealthy relationships are based upon power and control. This can include coercion, threats, intimidation, put-downs, isolation, etc. Abuse is not just physical. Abuse can…

April 2, 2018

#SurviveTogether Week One

Connections between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence This week marks the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). As a Domestic Violence shelter, we know all too well that sexual assault plays a part in the lives of our survivors. As RAINN states, “Sexual assault in a relationship rarely exists…

July 12, 2017

Estelle Brouwer named Executive Director of Women’s Advocates

Saint Paul, MN   July 12, 2017    Women’s Advocates, the first shelter in the nation for victims of domestic violence, is thrilled to announce that it has hired Estelle Brouwer, MPP, as its new Executive Director.   After a six-month search, Estelle was chosen to lead Women’s Advocates because of her…

March 27, 2017

Long-time Women’s Advocates Supporter Passes

Acknowledging the death of Women’s Advocates supporter and domestic violence advocate Sandra Butler:  Women’s Advocates is so appreciative of Sandra’s lifelong work to uplift and encourage women in our community. Obituary: St. Paul philanthropist Sandra Butler focused on arts, education  …