October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially at a young age. Being able to identify forms, such as physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological, and aspects of domestic violence, such as red flags and gaslighting can be an essential part of life. There are many reasons someone doesn’t leave a relationship that involves domestic violence. Children, finances, and housing are only a few to name. Knowing the resources Minnesota provides can be of great benefit when deciding what to do in these situations. Listed below are some of the resources Minnesota provides for domestic violence survivors.

Crisis and Intervention, Advocacy, and Counseling

Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 866-223-1111 (referral information, crisis intervention, shelter information)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (24-hr crisis intervention, referral information)

Asian Women United: 612-724-8823 (24-hr crisis intervention, orders for protection, Hmong, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Hindu & Japanese speaking advocates)

Emergency Social Services (ESS): 651-291-6795 (after 5 pm and weekends, shelter, transportation)

St. Paul Intervention Project: 651-645-2824 (24-hr crisis intervention, referrals, support groups, legal advocacy, Hmong and Spanish speaking advocates)

Tubman: 612-825-0000 (advocacy, counseling, housing, shelter, legal services, support groups, and more)

African American Family Services: 651-642-0021/612-813-0782 [St. Paul/St. Anthony] (advocacy, family counseling)

Face to Face: 651-772-5555 (adolescent, support groups, individual counseling, prenatal and medical clinic)