Stories of Hope

Journey to Healing: Deondra’s Story Journey to Healing: Deondra’s Story

I didn’t have an idyllic childhood; in fact, my parents were drug addicts. This resulted in my three siblings and I being passed around from family member to family member. When my mom regained custody, we bounced around from place to place, shelter to shelter. Life was just as unstable and my mom wasn’t around much […]


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 […]


Claudette's Story: Victim to Victor Claudette's Story: Victim to Victor

Claudette’s story is like so many others – even yours perhaps. She fell in love, got married, had children, purchased a home – by all appearances she had a happy family. But, as in all relationships, there was so much that the outside world could not see. “It’s the things that happen inside the walls […]


Alison's Story Alison's Story

Alison had a secret…she and her four children were living each day with verbal, sexual, and physical violence. Alison didn’t have anyone to share her secret with – her secret that her soulmate was hurting her. Alison’s story began as many fairy tales do. She met the man of her dreams, who was charming, had […]


Lisa's Story Lisa's Story

It was when he hit the baby in her arms that Lisa decided she was done. Almost eight months before, in an effort to appease Child Protection, Lisa (then pregnant) and her one year-old son moved into her parents’ townhome. Lisa was referred to Alexandra House through the County and began work with a Follow-up […]


Kyle's Story Kyle's Story

Each year, our Youth Services Program reaches nearly 10,000 students and teachers in local middle and high schools through classroom presentations. These presentations teach youth the basics about domestic violence, sexual violence and healthy relationships. The presentation in Kyle’s classroom was no different than hundreds of others provided by Alexandra House across Anoka County— but […]