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/ / Mission & History
The mission of Alexandra House is to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence, and inspire social change, through education, support and advocacy.
Alexandra House was established in 1977, when a group of concerned
citizens formed the Anoka County Task Force for Battered Women. Within a
year the Task Force established a 24-hour crisis line, with the first
emergency shelter opening in 1980. First located in Fridley, the
original shelter housed 12 women and children. In 1983 the shelter moved
to a new site in Blaine that provided space for 17 residents.
In 1994, having outgrown the second shelter, the organization built
its current facility in Blaine, and can house up to 35 women and
children at a time.
Alexandra House has expanded on its services over the years – adding
legal advocacy, violence prevention programs, community education
presentations and more. In October 2009, we added advocacy services
for victims and survivors of sexual violence.