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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…

September 1, 2022

Quarterly Newsletter: September 2022

Read our Quarterly Newsletter today where we share news about our Executive Director’s new journey, 2022 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fundraiser, and new opportunities to join our team! Subscribe to receive important Women’s Advocates updates in your inbox every quarter. Read and subscribe here: https://conta.cc/3cN7hmr…

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.

January 27, 2022

Beginning the Healing Journey

When victim-survivors enter our shelter, we begin to help them along their journey of healing from their past experiences or trauma. We are grateful to have a Mental Health & Wellness Counselor like Saran who helps guide that process by teaching new life-changing and healing skills to many victim-survivors to…