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Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

This June, we recognize and celebrate Pride Month, while acknowledging the unique challenges LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence face. Join Marissa and Nouchee in a discussion of the different forms of abuse and barriers that the LGBTQ+ community may...

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Stigma of Disclosure: Trauma, Mental Illness, and Support

How are abuse and mental health connected? According to the CDC, survivors of intimate partner violence often experience mental health diagnoses, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and survivors of sexual violence also experience similar...

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Self Worth and Motivation

Victims and survivors may have a complicated relationship with self-worth and motivation, often based off of the messages they have received from their partners when in an abusive relationship. Join Marissa and Nouchee into understanding these ideas through the lens...

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Featured Blog Posts

Trauma Informed Care

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans live with a mental illness every year, yet only 43.8% sought treatment in 2019 (NAMI). At The Women’s Center, we believe it’s crucial to raise awareness to break the stigma of living with a mental health...

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What will it take for rapists to be held accountable?

The Minnesota Supreme Court just last month overturned a rape conviction because of their definition of “mental incapacitation,” which essentially says that anyone who gets drunk and is rendered incapacitated, i.e. passed out, is at fault for being raped. I,...

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Rape Crisis Response

The Women’s Center provides rape crisis response through partnerships with area hospitals and health centers, providing on-site, immediate advocacy for survivors of sexual assault who report for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE). Currently, we support SANE...

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Featured Videos

44th Birthday Message

44th Birthday Message

May 15 is a special day for The Women’s Center. It marks the day our doors opened back in 1977 and really between that day and today they have never closed. We simply would not be here today without the continued support from our community. Please consider making a...

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EmPower Luncheon 2021 – Executive Director Remarks

EmPower Luncheon 2021 – Executive Director Remarks

If you missed our EmPower Luncheon yesterday, you can watch the remarks from our Executive Director, Angela Mancuso, below on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected those experiencing sexual assault and what we can do to stop victim blaming and #CancelRapeCulture....

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