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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 […]


MNCASA Warns Public About MeToo Rape Kits MNCASA Warns Public About MeToo Rape Kits

Thursday, September 5, 2019: The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault opposes the use of at-home forensic evidence collection kits (commonly referred to as “rape kits”) and is greatly concerned that they are being marketed to the public, particularly on college campuses. MeTooKit is a company that claims to have created the first Sexual Assault Evidence […]


This Summer Marked Alexandra House’s Second Annual Youth Leadership Institute!  This Summer Marked Alexandra House’s Second Annual Youth Leadership Institute! 

BY: Shoshana b., ALEXANDRA HOUSE Youth SERVICES ADVOCATE Students from several Anoka County high schools received vigorous training on the topics of domestic violence, sexual violence, advocacy, and prevention strategies. They were then tasked with identifying a risk factor in their community, and addressing it. The Leadership Institute unanimously identified that their peers were unaware […]


Raising Awareness About Elder Abuse Raising Awareness About Elder Abuse

By: Jenna S., Alexandra House Aging Services Advocate June is the month dedicated to raising awareness for abuse of the elderly. When you picture someone who may be experiencing domestic violence or abuse, what do you picture? Would it be difficult to imagine someone who is in their 50s, 60s, 70s, or 80s experiencing abuse? Can you […]


Volunteering is not entirely Altruistic Volunteering is not entirely Altruistic

When I retired in 2016, I knew that I wanted to give back to the community, but I did not know how or where.  Advocating for women has been a cornerstone to my values all through my life so when I found out about Alexandra House my search for the WHERE ended.  I knew, however, […]


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

  By Courtney G., Alexandra House Healthcare Coordinator THE ISSUE Sexual violence is an epidemic in our society that affects millions of women, men and children. It occurs among people of all races, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, socioeconomic and age groups.  Sexual violence is any violence, physical or psychological, carried out through sexual means or […]