Domestic and Sexual Violence Shelter

Alexandra House operates the only 24-hour domestic and sexual violence emergency shelter in Anoka County, providing a safe, confidential space for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, or elder abuse. On average, Alexandra House provides emergency shelter and access to basic needs to 35+ survivors and their children every day. All basic needs are provided for including food, toiletries, clothing, linens, diapers, and laundry facilities. We work with each client on an individual basis to help meet their needs.

Advocates work closely with resident women, offering support and connecting them to valuable community resources, such as:

  • Economic assistance
  • Medical services
  • Education/job training
  • Housing resources
  • Therapy services

Safe at Home

We assist clients in filing an application for the Safe at Home confidential address program for those who fear for their safety.

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 our of the shelter. (2 min)