FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Advocacy Services
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7):
A secure, 24 bed emergency shelter for people fleeing domestic violence. Services include support groups, safety planning, legal advocacy, information and referrals, and a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Advocacy Services for people who have been impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault. Services may include support groups, advocacy during medical exams, legal matters, safety planning; assistance in filing victim compensation claims, collaboration with other social service providers and access to culturally-appropriate interpreters and materials.
Support, education, and advocacy to youth ages 0 to 24 who have experienced neglect; emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; or have witnessed violence. This advocacy can include educational resources, emotional support, safety planning, crisis intervention, referrals, information regarding healthy relationships, increasing coping skills, and other related topics.
Providing assistance to families in crisis who are unable to pay for basic necessities or living expenses (rent, food, utilities, etc.). Our program focuses on developing self-sufficiency to help reduce future needs.
Stories of HOPE
Kate received emotional support from Advocates, help getting an Order for Protection and eventually a divorce. She began seeing a counselor. Kate learned about the power and control dynamics of domestic violence, financial abuse, manipulation, and she received help improving her credit score. "I feel ready now." Kate is now in her own apartment and taking classes to become a paralegal.
It was the middle of winter in Red Wing. Desiree was pregnant with her second child when she got the eviction notice. Her landlord would not wait until warmer weather or until her child was born. She was about to be out on the street.
HOPE Coalition’s Housing Advocate was able to help Desiree with the rent due so she and her son could stay in the apartment until the baby was born. She also found Desiree another apartment in the Twin Cities that was less expensive and closer to family. Desiree was so excited on moving day she stopped by HOPE’s office to thank everyone. “You are truly a blessing. Thank you.”