We help pick up the pieces when the very worst happens ...
Sexual Assault. Domestic violence. Child abuse. Homelessness. A desperate lack of basic needs. They destroy hope, tear lives apart.
We're here to restore that hope and help rebuild those lives.
For 26 years, we've been the "ambulance at the bottom of the cliff" for ordinary people under these extraordinary pressures (around 1,700 annually in Goodhue, Wabasha & western Pierce Counties). That help is still much-needed, but, honestly, we aim to put ourselves out of business! In the last year, we've taken the first steps in that bold direction, with exciting new projects that focus on prevention and resilience:
• "Standing Strong: Micah's Story" - an extremely powerful video of a young, local woman's experience of dating violence. Watch a short clip above. Donate (bottom left) to help us complete this project.
• "Improve with improv!" - transforming our domestic/sexual violence support groups with fun improv classes to develop important life skills. (See our brief video above).
• "Mastering Mental Mistakes" - an innovative clay, art and video making class, building skills for kids who've experienced abuse and violence. (Short video above).
More projects in the pipeline! Please give generously to support these creative preventive measures AND the crisis work we've done for so long! Thank you!