Rivers of Hope is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that was founded in 1989 by a group of Elk River citizens concerned with the problems of domestic violence in their community. In 1991 the founders added a youth program and by the mid-1990 Rivers of Hope had expanded and was serving all of Sherburne and Wright Counties. Today office space is centrally located in Monticello and Rivers of Hope maintains a strong, anti-violence presence in our community.
The advocacy work we do is at the heart of Rivers of Hope. A need for advocacy in our community is why we were founded and it has continued to be our driving force. Nobody deserves to go through domestic violence alone, and that is why Rivers of Hope is here.
Our advocates empower the people they serve to find safety in their lives by letting them know their options and connecting them with resources. They respect their autonomy and understand that it is ultimately the right of the survivor to decide what they want to do with their lives. Regardless of if a person we are serving decides to leave their relationship or not, the advocates stand by their side and are always willing to support them or connect them with resources that may be a better fit for where they are in their journey.
In 2022, we served over 5,400 individuals in our communities. This included:
Rivers of Hope relies on the support of our community to continue doing the work that we do. A donation of any size truly makes a difference in helping us live out our mission of ending family violence.
$25 = provides one night of 24/7 crisis advocacy services
$50 = provides a gas or grocery gift card for survivors of domestic violence
$75 = can provide a safe phone for someone fleeing abuse
$100 = can provide someone fleeing domestic violence with one night in a motel room
$500 = can sponsor a student in our youth program for a full school year
$1000 = can sponsor our weekly support group for a full year
Can you help survivors of violence by giving today?