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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, help Alexandra House to raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence. Here is what you can do: Donate or Volunteer Make a donation to […]


Proclaiming October Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclaiming October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Every year throughout the nation, October is officially recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Counties and cities all over the United States take the opportunity to honor this month through an official proclamation. Cities throughout Anoka County are recognizing both the gravity of the problem and the importance of the ongoing work to create a […]


Alexandra House Notified of Funding Elimination Alexandra House Notified of Funding Elimination

ALEXANDRA HOUSE IS 1 OF 16 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGENCIES NOTIFIED OF FUNDING ELIMINATION BY GREATER TWIN CITIES UNITED WAY Blaine, MN, 5/17/17– Since 1977, Alexandra House has provided support, comfort, shelter, and hope to families – and created safer communities for all. Alexandra House fulfills a critical role in our communities by helping reduce violent […]