Mission Statement

Tubman’s Mission is: to advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing. Tubman’s Vision is: Thriving people, healthy relationships, and peaceful communities. Tubman’s Strategic Directions are: Provide streamlined access to exceptional, relevant services; Engage the community to take action; Invigorate organizational culture to sustain innovation, engagement, wellbeing, and diversity; Strengthen the agency’s infrastructure in order to better serve.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Highlights of our services in 2020: *Support in Crisis: 7,398 people in crisis accessed support and resources by phone or in person. *Safety Plans: 16,891 people experiencing violence and exploitation developed a safety plan by phone or in person *Shelter and Housing: 232 adults and youth and their 354 children received safe shelter and support at our two family violence shelters. Our transitional housing program served 10 adults and 20 children. Our Safe Journeys shelter and housing program for youth and young adults experiencing violence and exploitation, including sex trafficking, served 33 youth and their 10 child. *Legal Services: 4,005 clients received victim advocacy, legal information, advice or representation in Orders for Protection and Family Law, or helpline support on legal matters. *Mental & Chemical Health Services: 877 clients accessed mental or chemical health assessment and/or treatment in our licensed clinics *School-Based Prevention: 4,294 youth participated in our six-week school-based violence prevention curriculum or attended a presentation on healthy relationships and violence prevention. *Youth Advocacy: 395 youth and young adults experiencing violence and exploitation received support and case management in the community and our shelters. *Long Term Goals: 1,703 clients addressed their wellness, financial, employment, education or housing goals individually or in workshops. *Community Education: 1,819 professionals, students, and community members learned about Tubman services, relationship violence, exploitation, and other topics
Current Goals Tubman’s goal is to help people meet their basic needs during crisis, work toward self-sufficiency, and maintain safety, hope, and personal stability in the face of life's challenges. We are also committed to addressing the root causes of family violence and instability, and we advocate to reduce systemic racism and improve how systems respond to victims of violence and exploitation. In the coming year, we will: (1) Continue expanding rapid rehousing for youth, adults, and families experiencing relationship violence to address community need for long-term, sustainable housing; (2) Implement Year 3 objectives for our 3-year Racial Equity Plan, based on recommendations of our staff-led Racial Justice Collective, staff, and Board, and develop our plan for the next 3 years; (3) Improve quality and relevancy of services through client feedback; and (4) Develop the scope and timeline for a multi-year Capacity and Sustainability Campaign to build reserves for mission pursuit, staffing, and repair and replacement needs.
Community or Constituency Served Tubman serves people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. Our clients are people with little or no income and their families who have experienced relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, emotional abuse, addiction, mental illness, or other forms of trauma. Many have experienced multiple forms of violence and exploitation. Most adults are women. 37% of our clients are children and youth up to age 24. 85% of crisis and intervention clients live below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; 63% identify as people of color. 49% of youth participating in violence prevention education in area schools qualify for free/reduced lunch; 56% identify as people of color.
Geographic Area Served In FY2020, 41% of Tubman clients lived in Hennepin County, 40% in Ramsey County, 11% in Washington County, 5% in other metro counties, and 3% outside the metro area.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 11/30/2021

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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4432 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-825-3333
Website: www.tubman.org

General Information

Alternative Name: Tubman has done business as the following: Family Violence Network, Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter, Harriet Tubman Center, Tubman Family Alliance, Chrysalis A Center for Women, ElderCare Rights Alliance.
EIN: 41-1240048
Principal Staff: Jennifer Polzin
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 110
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: More than 20,000
Ruling Year: 1974


Board Chair: Jake Blumberg
Number of Board Members: 23
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 18.6

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