A woman hugs her young daughter at a domestic violence shelter.

24-Hour Emergency Shelter

Providing Safety from Domestic and Sexual Violence

Alexandra House operates the only 24-hour domestic and sexual violence emergency shelter in Anoka County. On average, Alexandra House provides secure emergency shelter and access to basic needs to nearly 35+ survivors and children daily. Basic needs could include meals, toiletries, clothing, linens, diapers, laundry facilities, and access to our food shelf.

Advocates work closely with each program participant to create a path to self-sufficiency for individuals leaving abusive relationships. When an individual or family arrives at our shelter, they have a safe place to stay while receiving on-site support to resolve immediate crises, health concerns, legal issues, economic problems, and improve their overall well-being.

Children and Youth in the Shelter

Over half of the residents of Alexandra House are children and youth. Advocates and volunteers work with children and youth in partnership with moms to provide comprehensive, wrap-around services for the entire family. They receive special attention, and we work with them on:

In addition, special activities and outings are planned for the children to have fun in a safe and nurturing environment.

Alexandra House partners with District 11 to allow all school-age children in residence to attend a nearby school with minimal disruption. Bussing to and from the shelter is provided.

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Support Groups

Support groups are also an integral component of the program and are offered several times each week on a variety of topics.

Video Tour of Alexandra House

See what Alexandra House is all about in this video of the shelter. (2 minutes)