Cornerstone, Bloomington, MN
Cornerstone works to prevent domestic abuse by educating, advocating and leading the way to social change. Through their PAVE program, in 17 schools in their service area, students in elementary school, junior high and high school are educated on age-related issues including self-esteem and healthy communication, abuse, healthy relationships, anger management, communication skills, bullying and harassment.
Sexual Violence Center, Minneapolis, MN
Sexual Violence Center is committed to raising awareness about sexual violence in an effort to prevent sexual assault, and to ensure that victims of sexual abuse know where to turn for help. Their mission is to eradicate sexual violence and abuse by: challenging the systems and individuals that promote privilege,
oppression and domination; educating those that will join us as advocates and catalysts for change; and supporting those who have been victimized, empowering them to not only survive but thrive, finding power and movement in our collective voices.
ZOOM House, Minneapolis, MN
The ZOOM House provides low-income and and homeless families with affordable housing in a loving and supportive environment. The ZOOM House is a community initiative dedicated to removing barriers for working, low-income families who are struggling to achieve economic and self-sufficiency.
Las Mujeres de La Palabra, Minneapolis, MN and La Amistad, Hopkins, MN
Las Mujeres de la Palabra and La Amistad are programs in which groups of immigrant women for Latin America gather together in a safe and welcoming environment to learn and teach cooking and sewing skills, to raise money for other missions, to learn skills that may help them with employment and to converse and provide support for each other.
Family Promise, Anoka County, MN
Family Promise of Anoka County (FPAC) works with families experiencing homelessness to tailor individualized plans to help them take the necessary steps toward lasting independence. All FPAC guest families receive overnight accommodations at a local congregation, three meals a day, intensive case management, transportation assistance, and social support from volunteers. The
Family Promise model of care costs 1/3 less to operate than traditional shelters. Through the generosity and dedication of volunteers and local congregations, every dollar donated is matched by more than $3 of in-kind goods and services.
Clearwater Chrysalis, Deerwood, MN
Clearwater Chrysalis is a women’s retreat and a balanced, faith-building program of Presbyterian Clearwater Forest church. Chrysalis welcomes adult women from all Christian traditions. Their vision is to nourish and support the body, mind and spirit in community with other women.
Civil Society, St. Paul, MN
Civil Society, founded by Linda Miller in 1996, is a vital and unique link in the safety net of legal services for victims of human trafficking. It is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that offers legal and social services to victims of trafficking, sexual assault and abuse, including: court advocacy/accompaniment, assistance with the Minnesota Crime Victims Reparation Board application, community education and training, assistance with Orders For Protection (OFP) & Harassment Restraining Orders (HRO), and interpretation and translation services for victims.