Tubman’s mission is to advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing. Our strategic directions are to:
• Provide streamlined access to exceptional, relevant services.
• Engage the community to take action.
• Strengthen the agency's infrastructure in order to better serve.
• Invigorate organizational culture to sustain innovation, engagement, wellbeing and diversity.
Impact and Programs
In FY16, 11,780 people in crisis accessed support and resources by phone or in person. More than 25,000 people experiencing violence and exploitation developed a safety plan by phone or in person. 367 adults and youth and their 542 children received safe shelter and support at our two family violence shelters. Our transitional housing program served 21 adults and 37 children, and the Safe Journeys shelter and housing program for youth and young adults experiencing violence and exploitation, including sex trafficking, served 49 youth and their 21 children. 4,096 clients received criminal court victim advocacy, legal advocacy, advice or representation in Orders for Protection and family law, or legal helpline support. 1,667 clients accessed mental or chemical health assessment or treatment in our licensed clinics. 10,927 youth participated in our six-week school-based violence prevention curriculum or attended a presentation on healthy relationships and violence prevention. 1,041 youth and young adults experiencing violence and exploitation received advocacy and support in our shelters and in the community. 1,191 clients addressed their wellness, financial, employment, education or housing goals, individually or in workshops. More than 5,100 professionals, students and community members learned about Tubman services, relationship violence, exploitation, and other topics at 98 presentations and event.s
Tubman’s goal is to help individuals and families meet their basic needs during crisis, work toward self-sufficiency, and maintain a safe, healthy life and personal stability in the face of life's challenges. The agency is also committed to addressing the root causes of family violence and instability. Other goals include:
(1) Initiate an extensive strategic planning process which will engage agency and community stakeholders to review and update Tubman’s mission, vision, values and goals for client services and operations, including a technology and data plan.
(2) Expand our existing shelter and community-based services for youth and young adult victims of violence and exploitation, including sex trafficking, and continue collaborative efforts to improve systems response.
(3) Develop a long-term facilities plan for each of our three sites to more effectively use our space to serve clients and the community, including a repair and replacement plan.
Community or Constituency Served
Our clients have little or no income and are increasingly likely to be young and from a community of color. 34% of clients are under age 18. Most adults are women. Over 80% have experienced physical, sexual, emotional, verbal or financial violence or exploitation, and many have experienced multiple forms of violence and exploitation. They may struggle with mental illness, substance abuse, economic instability and independence. Many have exhausted all other resources, are homeless, in an immediate emotional crisis, and seeking multiple services.
Geographic Area Served
In 2014, 54% of Tubman clients lived in Ramsey or Washington County, 40% in Hennepin County, 3% in other metro counties, and 2% outside the metro area.