In 2021, Alexandra House provided . . .
A Safe Haven. 514 victims/survivors and their children received 7,458 nights of safety—a 61% increase from 2020; with the average shelter stay being 14.5 days. 144 households were served in hotels due to reduced capacity for COVID-19 safety precautions.
A Lifeline. 4,935+ calls were answered on our 24-hour emergency helpline—a 20% increase from 2020.
A Voice. 761 clients were supported by our civil and criminal justice advocacy services including the filing of protection orders, support during civil and criminal court proceedings and legal representation. 593 referrals from local law enforcement as a result of the Lethality Assessment Program were received, 462 high-risk victims were immediately connected to an advocate from the scene of the incident.
A First Responder. 212 referrals were received from local hospitals and clinics; 190 victims of sexual and domestic violence received crisis intervention, safety planning, and support at local hospitals and clinics.
A Community. 74 victims/survivors and their children began their healing process at weekly support groups; 674 support group sessions were provided.
An Advocate. 53 families received ongoing supportive services and housing and financial assistance; 14 families benefited from ongoing housing subsidies imperative in achieving violence-free lives.
A Role Model. 2,700+ students learned about healthy relationships through 107classroom presentations; 128 children, youth, and parents were touched through school-based 1-1 advocacy and support groups, on-site groups at Lino Lakes Juvenile Correctional Facilities, and summer programming.
A Mentor. 2,982+ community members increased their awareness and knowledge through 60 in-person or virtual community education presentations, professional trainings, and community events.
A Promise. 45 older adult victims of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation received participant-centered advocacy services specifically for adults 50+ through our Elder Abuse Services.
A Helping Hand. 200+ volunteers contributed 6,320+ hours of their time and talent to our programs; equal to 4 full-time employees and a value of over $216,449.