Alexandra House understands that education is critical to creating significant, long-term change. We offer free presentations and facilitated dialogues to community groups and individuals on the basics of domestic and/or sexual violence, signs, intervention, and awareness. This is a non-threatening way to learn more about the issues and take a stand through a partnership with Alexandra House. Participating groups have included faith-based groups, civic and service clubs, and social justice-oriented organizations. We will craft the presentation to fit your group’s specific timeframe and goals.
Topics we offer include but are not limited to:
- Alexandra House Services
- Fundamentals of Domestic Violence
- Introduction to Domestic Violence
- Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
- Introduction to Sexual Violence
- Rape Culture
- Street Harassment
- Youth Advocacy: Sexual Violence and Dating Violence
- Advocacy for Adult Domestic Violence Victims/Survivors
- Abuse Later in Life
If there is a topic that is not listed here, please email the Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss that with you.
Help Raise Awareness with Alexandra House
Alexandra House has assorted promotional and resource materials. If you would like to request materials, we would be happy to assist you. Contact our Communications Department at email@example.com to order these for your organization.
Are You Safe Posters:
We are looking for owners and managers of Anoka County businesses, and organizations to partner with Alexandra House to reach those who are being subjected to or affected by domestic, sexual, and relationship violence in our community. Alexandra House has created two styles of posters that businesses can display to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence and offer help. As a business owner or manager, you can make a difference in preventing and ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. Our goal is to have posters in most of the businesses, organizations, and establishments throughout the county, such as employee break rooms, informational boards, and male/female/family/gender-neutral restrooms of your space. Please consider posting them in both the public and private restrooms of your establishment.
There are two versions of the poster, a tear-off style, and a laminated poster. We can mail these directly to your business/organization. To order your posters, contact Amanda Fulk, Community Engagement Coordinator. When ordering please provide the following information: the poster version (include image descriptor), the quantity, and your mailing information.
Version 1: 8.5×11, Laminated
Version 2: 8.5×11, Tear Off
Silent Witness Exhibit
In 1990, an ad hoc group of women, upset about the growing number of women in Minnesota being murdered by their partners or acquaintances, joined together with several other women’s organizations to form Arts Action Against Domestic Violence. The women designed 26 free-standing, life-sized red wooden figures, each one bearing the name of a woman who once lived, worked, had neighbors, friends, family, children—whose life ended violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner, or acquaintance.
In 1992, Alexandra House created its own Silent Witness exhibit to commemorate the lives of the women and children whose lives had been lost in Anoka County as a result of domestic violence. It is part of a larger effort consisting of more than 300 exhibits nationwide with the goal of ending domestic violence homicides.
Our Silent Witness Exhibit consists of 24 red silhouettes representing Anoka County residents who lost their lives to domestic violence. Each bears their names and tragic personal stories making a dramatic statement and offering a powerfully moving testimony to the devastating impact of domestic violence. The Silent Witness silhouettes have been exhibited at events and locations across Anoka County. We invite you to arrange for a Silent Witness Exhibit for your organization or place of business. The exhibit can be tailored to fit your specific space requirements.
For more information on reserving and displaying the Silent Witness Exhibit, download our Requesting the Exhibit information flyer and the Silent Witness Exhibit Request form below. You can also read all 24 of the profiles for the exhibit.