Women’s Advocates, Inc.

Mission Statement

Women's Advocates walks with victim-survivors and our community to break the cycle of domestic violence.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2021-2022, Women's Advocates served over 7500 individuals across all lines of service. In our shelter, we provided 143 victim-survivors and their families 13,981 nights of shelter, intervening in 249 crisis situations through 1,114 hours of direct resident support. In our Violence Prevention and Education work, we connected with 531 people in crisis through out 24/7 crisis line or Live Chat. We reached 4,941 professionals and community members through 129 online domestic violence trainings. In our housing work, we served 124 victim-survivors and their children across 58 households.
Current Goals In FY2022-2023, Women's Advocates goal is to continue to reach new communities through growth in our pop-up advocacy program. We also have the highest goal ever for our housing stability program. We hope to reach 80 households this fiscal year.
Community or Constituency Served Women's Advocates serves any victim-survivor of domestic abuse and their families. While most victim-survivors identify as women, our services are available to all. In 2020, 90% of our shelter residents identified as BIPOC with 78% identifying as Black/African American. Over the past five decades, the demographics of the population we serve has remained consistent.
Geographic Area Served Since our founding, large majorities of the victim-survivors that Women Advocates serves have come from communities of color in the Frogtown, Rondo, and Summit Hill Communities in Saint Paul. We regularly serve victim-survivors from across the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota.

Reports & Finances

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Shelter-Based Advocacy Services:
Sheila Wellstone Children's Program:
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 07/17/2023

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PO Box 4039
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Phone: 6512279966

General Information

Alternative Name: Women's Advocates
EIN: 23-7310701
Principal Staff: Holly Henning
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 47
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 7500
Ruling Year: 1972


Board Chair: William Moore
Number of Board Members: 19
Board Meetings with Quorum: 13
Average Member Attendance: 14

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