Domestic and Sexual Violence Shelter

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.

Support Groups

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

When I needed it most, you gave me a safe place to stay and a trusted person to talk to.

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:

  • Safety planning
  • Child abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Self-esteem

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.

Video tour of Alexandra House

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