Round-the-clock service, advocacy and shelter for all victims of violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1 - 31

During October, you can assist Alexandra House in raising awareness of domestic violence and contributing to our efforts to eradicate it. Silence enables domestic violence to thrive, but we can end it by standing up and collaborating. We invite you to take part in our upcoming events and initiatives.

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Purple Lights Campaign

October 1 - 31

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and you can help shine a light on this issue by displaying purple lights at your workplace or residence. Our county-wide campaign encourages individuals, businesses, and organizations to show their support by illuminating their front porch, front window, or other public displays with purple lights throughout the month. Using the symbolic color of purple, we can remember the victims and honor the survivors of domestic violence. Let's come together to raise awareness and make a difference.

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HopeFest 2023

HopeFest | Our Thanks To You

Thank you to everyone who attended our HopeFest event on Saturday, September 30th. We had beautiful, unseasonably warm weather. Remember, our HopeFest fundraising campaign remains open through Saturday, October 7th.

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Chat with an Advocate

LiveChat or Call our 24/7 Helpline: 763.780.2330

Alexandra House's helpline is answered by trained advocates who provide support, resources, and referrals for individuals who are:

  • in need of emergency shelter
  • looking to talk to someone
  • in a domestic abuse or sexual assault situation and don’t know what to do
  • in need of legal information or referrals
  • looking for resources to find safe housing options

If you cannot talk on talk on the phone or don’t have access to a phone, you can reach our trained Advocate at Texting 911 is now available statewide in Minnesota and other states.

Where Hope Grows and Violence Ends

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Alexandra House offers free domestic, sexual, and relationship violence services for women, men, youth, and families. Alexandra House serves the seven-county metro area—particularly Anoka, Hennepin, and Ramsey counties—though participants also come from surrounding counties, greater Minnesota, or even other states in their journey to find safety and healing. Services include 24-hour emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups, housing and supportive services, youth intervention and prevention services, elder abuse services, community education, and professional training.

What is Domestic Violence?

A pattern of abusive behavior that is used by one person to gain or maintain power and control over another. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.

What is Sexual Violence?

The use of sexual actions and words that are unwanted by and/or harmful to another person. Some of these actions are defined as crimes by Minnesota statutes. Some experiences of sexual violence are hurtful violations of personal boundaries but may not rise to the level of a crime.


“I learned that you don’t have to take abuse from anyone and that I am worthy and truly blessed.”

- Rebecca, Program Participant