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1,541 donors

Safe families. Empowered survivors. Strong youth.

Cornerstone was founded in 1983 to connect women in crisis due to domestic violence with support and safety. Since then, we’ve become a multifaceted nonprofit with accessible, innovative and comprehensive services for adults and youth of all genders who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking or crime. Each year, we serve over 4,000 adults and youth. 

Cornerstone’s ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime.  Safe and stable futures are possible when we coordinate an effective crisis response, implement trauma-informed support services, mitigate the impact of violence on children and youth, and confront the roots of violence. 

Our continuum of service includes:

  • Emergency Safe Shelter
  • Minnesota Day One Crisis Line
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Economic Empowerment Programming
  • Transitional Housing
  • Therapy and Support Groups
  • School-based Services
  • Enrichment Activities for Youth
  • Support for Crime Victims

Your gift to Cornerstone will help support critical services for thousands of adults and children traumatized by violence and abuse. With your support, we can continue to help survivors in all of those areas and create safe families, empowered survivors, and strong youth.

Visit our website for more information about our comprehensive services offered at our three locations, in local public schools and across the community. 

If you have any questions about your contribution to Cornerstone, please contact Courtney at 952.884.0376 or

Thank you to our platinum sponsor, the Charlson Foundation!

The Charlson Foundation has been an incredible supporter for Cornerstone for many years, including being our Platinum Sponsor for our 40th Anniversary. We are able to provide the services we do with supporters like Charlson Foundation.


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Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


1000 E 80th St
Bloomington, MN 55420


(952) 884-0376

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