Providing shelter and support services to domestic violence victims in SE Minnesota for 40 years.
Women's Shelter and Support Center provides outreach, advocacy, and housing to abused women, individuals and families. Our advocates are passionate about helping those in need by assisting them every step of the way.
Whether you've decided to stay or leave, we can help you discover ways to keep yourself safe. If you have questions about abuse, want to help someone you know, or are just trying to understand your relationship, we have the experience to help you. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are always here for you. We also have Satellite Offices in Kasson, Preston, and the Olmsted County Courthouse.
You will find emergency shelter, transitional housing and scattered site housing available to survivors of domestic violence and their families. We also offer long term housing for youth ages 16-21 who have been sexually exploited or trafficked at our Safe Harbor shelter. We provide handicapped accessible, safe and secure building, food, access to donated items, transportation, and specially trained advocates available 24 hours a day.
We provide speakers to groups or organizations in our community looking to learn more about the shelter, our services, or domestic violence in general. If your group or organization is interested in more comprehensive information, we can design a custom training. All training is free of charge.
24 Hour Crisis line
Staffed 24-hours a day, 7-days a week by trained domestic abuse advocates, the crisis line provides counseling and referrals to anyone seeking information about domestic violence. Compassionate and caring advocates are available at any time to talk about current or past situations, and provide callers with information about community resources or the option of shelter services.
Our resource center is open to the public and offers legal advocacy, support groups, computers, programming and resources for women in our community facing domestic violence.
community advocacy services
Our caring and compassionate advocacy staff provides individual support, assistance with safety planning, housing options, transportation, assistance with criminal and civil court issues, assistance in writing Orders for Protection and Harassment Orders, and help in applying for government assistance. We also have satellite offices in Dodge and Fillmore Counties.
Support and information groups
Our weekly support and information groups give women the chance to talk about their experiences with a trained advocate. Topics range from types of abuse and manipulation, to finding housing and personal growth. Childcare is available to women during group.