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A Journey to Healing: Amanda's Story A Journey to Healing: Amanda's Story

One afternoon, Amanda and Sarah, both college freshmen, were hanging out with a group of college students they had recently met. They were excited to embark on new adventures and were enjoying the company of these new acquaintances. When Sarah left to attend a different party, Amanda stayed behind. “I felt comfortable, safe even, staying […]


Lacy's Story Lacy's Story

Lacy met Robert, the man of her dreams through a co-worker and the relationship quickly became serious. Within a month, Lacy had rearranged her life and moved from St. Cloud to Fridley to live with him. A year later, they were married and Lacy was pregnant with their first child. Lacy’s story of domestic abuse […]


Us, Everyone Us, Everyone

Sexual assault and harassment are not the only silent epidemics for women. By Mandy Meisner Blogger | Public Relations | Community Investor | Alexandra House Volunteer I thought carefully about posting #MeToo on my social media sites. Like most of the nation, I watched it dominate my feeds, sometimes with a deeply personal story, sometimes […]


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, help Alexandra House to raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence. Here is what you can do: Donate or Volunteer Make a donation to […]


Proclaiming October Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclaiming October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Every year throughout the nation, October is officially recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Counties and cities all over the United States take the opportunity to honor this month through an official proclamation. Cities throughout Anoka County are recognizing both the gravity of the problem and the importance of the ongoing work to create a […]


Breaking the Silence on Teen Dating Violence Breaking the Silence on Teen Dating Violence

In April 2017, Alexandra House partnered with the Rachel Circle at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka bringing Breaking the Silence on Teen Dating Violence to teens and parents. This event gave families a place to start conversations about healthy relationships. Rachel Circle chairperson, Terri Refshaw, talked about the goals of the event saying, “we really […]


Alexandra House Notified of Funding Elimination Alexandra House Notified of Funding Elimination

Alexandra House is 1 of 16 Domestic Violence Agencies Notified of Funding Elimination by Greater Twin Cities United Way Blaine, MN, 5/17/17– Since 1977, Alexandra House has provided support, comfort, shelter, and hope to families – and created safer communities for all. Alexandra House fulfills a critical role in our communities by helping reduce violent […]


"This Place Makes Me Feel Humble" "This Place Makes Me Feel Humble"

Mamta Saraf has been a volunteer at Alexandra House for nearly a decade and in that time she has learned a lot. Volunteering at Alexandra House has given her a glimpse into the struggles of her neighbors and other community members. To her, working with clients who are persevering and gaining strength despite the traumas […]