celebrating-40-years-logoNearly 40 years ago, a group of concerned citizens came together to form the Anoka County Task Force for Battered Women. They gathered to rally the community to end violence against women – and to provide a network of support to community women who were experiencing abuse. In the first year the Task Force had established a 24-hour crisis line. Then, in 1980 they opened the first emergency shelter in Anoka County. This group was the embodiment of Margaret Mead’s quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” What Alexandra House is today, is the result of a shared vision, tremendous passion, and a heap of hard work by of a group of concerned citizens.


Join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary. These events will celebrate the successes and impact Alexandra House has had on the community, reflect on the history of the domestic and sexual violence movements, bring increased awareness of this violence, and honor the lives of those lost.

We hope that you can join us at one or all of the events celebrating our 40th year. For more information about these upcoming events, check our event calendar.


We are working to create a historical book about Alexandra House’s last 40 years. If you have any stories or pictures related to Alexandra House or the Anoka County Task Force for Battered Women would you share it with us? Please connect with Tina Bronson, Communication Marketing Director at (763) 656-1363 or tbronson@alexandrahouse.org.