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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 […]


Feeding an Appetite for Volunteering Feeding an Appetite for Volunteering

Each month, Jeff Bieniek spends about ten hours at Alexandra House sharing his passion for cooking and love of feeding the body and spirit with shelter residents. As a professional chef and kitchen manager, Jeff is busy day in and day out, feeding the employees of BAE Systems in the corporate cafeteria where he hopes […]


Growing older can be a time of profound enjoyment and reflection, looking back on the years and how they were spent.  But they can also be fraught with violence that goes unspoken, unnoticed and largely unreported. Consider Mark, a 65-year-old who has been financially supporting his son and his two grandchildren on a fixed income. […]


Announcing Alexandra House’s 12th Annual Walk for Hope Announcing Alexandra House’s 12th Annual Walk for Hope

Blaine, MN, 5/25/16— Alexandra House will hold the 12th Annual Walk for Hope on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Bunker Hills Regional Park in Anoka. The Walk for Hope is a family and pet-friendly event that includes a 5K fun run, a 2-mile walk, children’s activities, and community and health resources from across Anoka County. Last […]


TPC ROSE Selects Alexandra House as 2016 Beneficiary TPC ROSE Selects Alexandra House as 2016 Beneficiary

TPC ROSE, a group of about 60 philanthropic women members of TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, has selected Alexandra House as their 2016 beneficiary. Alexandra House provides domestic and sexual violence services to women, men, youth and families. All services are free-of-charge and include 24-hour emergency shelter, legal advocacy, therapy, support groups, youth intervention and […]


Alexandra House Recognized for Service to LGBT Elders Alexandra House Recognized for Service to LGBT Elders

Alexandra House Recognized for Service to LGBT Elders Minneapolis, April 11, 2016 – On May 5th, Training to Serve will present the 2016 John Yoakam Award for Service to LGBT Elders to Alexandra House based in Blaine, Minnesota. Alexandra House provides 24-hour emergency shelter, support services and community advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual […]


Alexandra House’s annual Hope Gala coming up March 5, 2016 Published February 23, 2016 at 8:00 am Alexandra House will host its 13th annual Hope Gala 6 p.m. March 5 at the Tournament Players Club in Blaine. The gala, presented by Nystrom & Associates, Ltd., will benefit the nonprofit with proceeds supporting Alexandra House’s comprehensive services for survivors of […]


Updates from Alexandra House Executive Director Updates from Alexandra House Executive Director

Connie Moore Reflects on 2015, Plans for 2016 Each passing year seems to click by just a bit faster than the one before. It’s true in our families, in our neighborhoods, and it’s true at Alexandra House. It is tempting to put our heads down, our noses to the collective grindstone, and continue our work […]


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 […]