Gender-based Violence Resources

If you are in immediate danger, call or text 911.

Suicide Prevention

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255 (English and Spanish available)
  • Text MN to 741741, Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health 24/7 crisis texting services. (Average wait time is 39 seconds)

Sexual Assault, find Minnesota advocates by county

  • RAINN: Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, 24/hr crisis line 1-800-656-4673, rainn.org
  • Day One Crisis for emergency housing or shelter, 24/hr crisis line 1-866-223-1111 or text 612-399-9995, dayoneservices.org
  • Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 612-209-9993, mncasa.org
  • Rape Help MN, rapehelpmn.org (multiple languages available)
  • SOS Sexual Violence Services, Ramsey County, 24/hr crisis line 651-266-1000, tinyurl.com/SOSRamsey
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, 651-646-4800, miwsac.org


Domestic Violence, find Minnesota programs by county

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24/hr crisis line 1-800-799-7233, thehotline.org
  • Cornerstone, Statewide, 952-884-0330 (interpreters available), cornerstonemn.org
  • Violence Free Minnesota, Statewide, 24/hr crisis line 866-223-1111, vfmn.org
  • Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Brainerd, 218-828-1216, womenscenteronline.org
  • Alexandra House, Anoka County, 24/hr crisis line, 763-780-2330, alexandrahouse.org
  • Domestic Abuse Project, Hennepin County, 612-874-7063, mndap.org
  • Sojourner Project, West Hennepin County, 952-933-7422, sojournerproject.org
  • Women’s Advocates, Saint Paul, 24/hr crisis line 651-227-8284, wadvocates.org
  • Women’s Shelter and Support Center, Rochester, 24/hr crisis line 507-285-1010, womens-shelter.org
  • Advocates for Family Peace, Itasca County, 24/hr crisis line 1-800-909-8336, stopdomesticabuse.org

Culturally Specific Programs

  • StrongHearts Native Helpline, 24/hr crisis line 1-844-762-8483, strongheartshelpline.org
  • Phumulani Minnesota African Women Against Violence, phumulani.org
  • Esperanza United, confidential 24/hr bilingual crisis line 651-772-1611, esperanzaunited.org
  • Asian Women United of Minnesota, 24/hr multilingual crisis line 612-724-8823, awum.org
  • American Indian Community Housing Organization, 24/hr crisis line 218-461-8505, aicho.org

Mental Health

Child Abuse

Organizations for Support & Involvement

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