MNCASA is a statewide coalition driving transformative culture change to address sexual violence through advocacy, prevention, racial justice, and systems change.
We envision a world free of sexual violence in which all human beings are treated with dignity and respect and communities are transformed through safety, healing, and partnerships.
Many rape crisis centers began in the late 1960s when women began to speak out about their experiences with sexual assault and support one another in healing. In 1971, a group of women began a program in Minneapolis offering 24-hour crisis lines, support groups, and a mechanism for victims/survivors, volunteers, and communities to speak out. In 1978, the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault was born as a grassroots group of member programs sharing resources and support. MNCASA was incorporated in 1982 and continues its work to prevent and address the root causes of sexual violence.
Learn more about MNCASA's mission at mncasa.org