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Trauma and the Body

You may have heard of the phrase, "the body keeps the score." What does this mean for survivors of abuse? Join Sam and Marissa in a conversation about the body's response to trauma, and practical tools to reclaim your mind and body.  Please note that this workshop is...

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Prioritizing Your Needs

In 1943, Abraham Maslow proposed that we have to meet our needs from the ground up, from physiological to self-actualization. What does this mean for survivors of abuse? Join Marissa and Sam in a conversation on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, as well as strategies for...

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Addressing the Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve,

Many survivors may reflect on what they could have changed throughout an abusive relationship or situation, as well as the outcomes that have appeared due to the abuse. This can lead to feelings of guilt and shame, even though the abuse was never their fault. Join...

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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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