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Youth Leadership Institute Youth Leadership Institute

BY Angie B., ALEXANDRA HOUSE Youth Services ADVOCATE Near the end of the summer, Alexandra House Youth Services hosted the 2021 Youth Leadership Institute. Our Youth Leadership Institute is a chance for high-school-aged young people to dive deeper into topics surrounding teen dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault. It’s an amazing opportunity to gain advocacy […]


Our Commitment to Addressing Systemic Racism Our Commitment to Addressing Systemic Racism

On April 20, 2021, former police officer Derrek Chauvin, was held accountable for the murder of George Floyd.  And, at the same time, our community is reeling from the killings of more Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and the continued acts of violence across our nation. The verdict in the Chauvin trial does […]


Alexandra House to Hold Annual Hope Gala as a Virtual Event Alexandra House to Hold Annual Hope Gala as a Virtual Event

Blaine, MN, 3/8/2021—The Hope Gala will be a virtual event in 2021! Join us for a night of sharing and supporting your community. During the event, you’ll learn about the transformational work Alexandra House has continued to do in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll share stories and thank community members that have helped […]


As you may have seen on our @AlexHouseMN social media page, Holiday Shop this year was a success!  I am so grateful to have been a part of the planning and implementation of the 2020 Holiday Shop and am thrilled to share with you my experience in hopes of giving you a glimpse of what […]

Rachel's Story Rachel's Story

Rachel came to Alexandra House seeking protection from her abuser. For four years she was the victim of physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and sexual abuse. She had been cursed at; had dishes thrown and broken at her; was beaten with belts, broomsticks, and mental hangers; and was sexually trafficked. She didn’t know what she was […]


A JOURNEY OF HOPE: EMILY’S STORY A JOURNEY OF HOPE: EMILY’S STORY

Emily had never had much luck in love. She went from one emotionally abusive relationship to the next, and eventually, they always became physically abusive. She never dreamed she’d get married, buy a home, or have a daughter until she reconnected with someone from high school. He wasn’t physically abusive. That is one thing he […]


We care about your health and the health and well-being of our clients, volunteers, staff, and community. The leadership of Alexandra House continues to monitor the ever-changing status of COVID–19 (Coronavirus) and follow public health advisories. As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak and Governor Walz’s “4-Week Dial Back” Executive Order, we have greatly […]


Day in the Life of an Advocate Day in the Life of an Advocate

Have you ever wondered what a day looks like for an Alexandra House shelter advocate? Or maybe you didn’t… until now! Advocates, whether they work in the shelter or in our Community Programs like our Legal, Youth Services, Healthcare, and Elder Abuse advocates; they are the backbon­e of intervention efforts to support intimate partner violence […]


The Role of an Advocate The Role of an Advocate

BY Vanessa E.., ALEXANDRA HOUSE Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) ADVOCATE   An advocate’s role isn’t hugs and coloring in adult coloring books like it gets joked about. We can do those things, yes, but we do so much more. An advocate’s role can be described as holding space around a person to allow them […]