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Light the Path Light the Path

Alexandra House has served as an ally, a resource, and a refuge for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and elder abuse for over 40 years. We provide individuals and families with a broad spectrum of vital services free of charge. Beyond safe harbor in a time of crisis, our shelter advocates work closely with […]


Alexandra House is starting virtual support groups to offer survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship violence, as well as elder abuse, an opportunity to connect and share personal experiences and feelings, discuss coping strategies, and find comfort and support during the COVID-19 crisis and the recovery that follows. Virtual support groups will be available via […]


Passion in Action Passion in Action

Bri B., VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE I was introduced to Alexandra House through a good friend. She had been volunteering with Alexandra House for a few years and during that time she’d continue to tell me that she thought I’d be an amazing advocate. She planted the seed and after some time, I felt called to do […]


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Alison C., Survivor and Alexandra House Volunteer   1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. 1 out of every 33 American men has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in his lifetime. 3 out of 4 rapes are […]


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 “Stay at Home” Executive Order, we have taken […]


Service Delivery Updates During COVID-19 Service Delivery Updates During COVID-19

Alexandra House is continuing to monitor the ever-changing status of COVID – 19 (corona-virus) and the impact on client services.  As global concern grows we are doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe while ensuring quality services to our clients. We want to share with you our response and updates to our service […]


January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month  January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month 

Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit. In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud or physically force victims into providing commercial sex. In others, victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal or otherwise unacceptable conditions. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 […]


A Journey of Hope: Eve's Story A Journey of Hope: Eve's Story

Eve, a single mom of two young boys, was apprehensive about dating again after a painful divorce. But then she met Ronin who swept her off her feet with flowers, dinners, sweet words and kind gestures.  Then little by little, Ronin’s sweet demeanor changed to one filled with insults and name calling—it became a constant […]


A Journey of Hope: Monica's Story A Journey of Hope: Monica's Story

Monica felt like her life was pretty normal before that night. As a single mom she kept busy with her kids, work, and social life, including a bit of online dating. She met a man online and after a background check, she agreed to meet him for a couple of drinks. She had two margaritas […]


Minnesota Awarded $2 Million Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant Minnesota Awarded $2 Million Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant

​​ST. PAUL — The Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has awarded a second $2 million grant to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to address sexual assault kit testing, victim advocacy, and investigations. The 2019 BJA Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant is going to several entities […]