WoMen's Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

6 donors

85% complete

$2,500 Goal

WRAP has been designated to serve victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking/exploitation in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, and Yellow Medicine Counties. In October of 2023, WRAP became the designated agency to provide services to victims of sexual assault in Yellow Medicine County. WRAP was established as 501(c)3 non-profit agency in 1994.

"Your services changed my whole life.  I never thought there was any hope to get on my feet and be in a safer situation without it taking years."

Services include victim compensation applications, information and referrals, personal advocacy, emotional support or safety services, shelter/housing, and criminal/civil justice system assistance. 

                                                                             All of these services are free and confidential.

Your tax-deductible gift will mean so much as we help victims and their children:

$25: A gas card can be provided to victims and children, as they flee domestic violence. They often need help with transportation expenses to get to a safe place or meet with a WRAP advocate.

$50: A gift card to a local store, for basic needs, is provided to victims and their children. When people flee domestic violence they often leave everything behind. WRAP provides items such as diapers and wipes, toothpaste, laundry soap, clothing, etc.

$100: Safe shelter and food for 1 night can be provided. As people are fleeing, they often need a safe place to stay until they can work with a WRAP advocate. 

$200: Help a victim and their children, by supplying a deposit for utilities, as they restart their lives in a new home.

$450: Provide a victim and their children four nights of safe housing, in a hotel as they flee from violence. All food and personal care items are provided for the family during this time.

$650: One month’s worth of rent for the WRAP safe house, which is located throughout the Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, and Yellow Medicine Counties. A victim and their children are able to stay up to 29 days at a secured house, as they work on progressing forward.

Our goal is to raise $1,000 this year and you can help us reach it. You can donate TODAY and it will count towards Give to the Max!

WoMen's Rural Advocacy Program (WRAP) provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic abuse and their children.

The mission of WoMen’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc. (WRAP) is to provide safety; advocacy, and assistance for those victimized by domestic violence and sex trafficking/exploitation in Southwest Minnesota; as well as community awareness through prevention and education.  WRAP promotes social change through equality, honesty, and an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.

Since its beginning in 1994, WRAP’s policy has been to recognize the needs of domestic violence victims it serves in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood & Yellow Medicine Counties in Southwestern Minnesota.  In July 2020, a Safe Harbor Supportive Services grant was awarded to the agency to work with victims of sex trafficking/exploitation in the same service area. In October of 2023, WRAP was designated to provide services to victims of sexual assault in Yellow Medicine County.

WRAP uniquely aids rural individuals and their children who are or have been victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and/or exploitation, and sexual assault by offering the following FREE & CONFIDENTIAL services:

  • 24-Hour Crisis Line: Access to an Advocate, day or night, to discuss options or just to listen.
  • Safe Housing & Housing Services: Provide access to short and long-term emergency safe-housing options
  • Emergency Transportation: Provide access to transportation options to ensure safety and security
  • Legal & Court Advocacy: Assist with the completion and filing of restraining orders, attend hearings with clients, inform clients about the court/legal process, act as a form of support, and help process the outcome of the hearing afterward.
  • Safety Planning: Assist with setting up a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after.
  • Information Referral: Connect those with self-identifying needs get connected to resources and support services to help them get through, over or under hurdles that keep them “stuck” in abusive situations.
  • Support Group: Support groups are available to those who have experienced abusive relationships. This can be in a group setting or one-on-one.
  • Community Education: Raising awareness about domestic violence and the support services available for individuals and their families.
  • Systems Coordination: Walking alongside individuals, helping them to navigate their way through community resources and or the court/criminal justice process. 
  • Referral and Resources for those of Color: Access to culturally specific resources. 


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Organization name

WoMen's Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)

41-1831918

Categories

Health Children & Family Community Volunteer Emergencies

Address

PO BOX 1193
MARSHALL, MN 56258

Phone

507 532 2350

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