Emergency Shelter

Shelter and Facilities

Women’s Advocates creates a path to self-sufficiency for individuals leaving abusive relationships. On average, Women’s Advocates provides secure emergency shelter and access to basic needs to nearly 50 women and children daily.

When an individual or family arrives at our shelter, they have a safe place to stay while receiving on-site support to resolve immediate crises, health concerns, legal issues, economic problems, and improve their overall well-being.

Those requiring medical help can receive immediate referrals to emergency medical assistance, and a weekly health clinic is conducted onsite for residents and their children to meet any emergency medical needs. Preventative health care and health education are also a priority at Women’s Advocates.


Women’s Advocates’ shelter availability changes frequently. If you are in need of safety, call our 24/7 crisis line (651-227-8284) – our staff will be able to help and find you the resources you need. Even if you don’t meet Women’s Advocates’ shelter eligibility requirements below, call the crisis line for immediate assistance, resources, and referrals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Women’s Advocates shelter is for women and women with children escaping domestic abuse
  • We do not accept adult family members into the shelter together
  • Women coming to our shelter with children must have custody

While Women’s Advocates’ shelter is exclusively for female residents and their children, we do connect men seeking support to community resources.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Women's Programs

Women’s Advocates aims to create a path to self-sufficiency for women leaving abusive relationships. Learn More about our Women’s Program.

Sheila Wellstone Children’s Program

Our experienced and caring Children’s Program staff work in collaboration with Women’s Program team members to ensure both the mother and children have the tools to be safe and well both now and in the future. Learn More about our Children’s Program.