Recommended Links

Disclaimer: Inclusion on this list does not indicate preference or official sponsorship of the organization by The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education. The resources may or may not necessarily reflect The Aurora Center’s mission or philosophy. This limited resource page serves to help you get started in finding a resource that best fits your needs.

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Resources for University of Minnesota Students, Faculty, and Staff

Not Affiliated with the U of M? A list of agencies in the Twin Cities

Emergency Shelter Information

Child Abuse and Incest Resources

Resources for Prostituted Women

Resources for Perpetrators

National Resources for Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Stalking

Resources for University of Minnesota Students, Faculty, and Staff

General for Students, Staff, and Faculty

  • Boynton Women’s Clinic
    Gynecology; birth control, pregnancy, and STD/STI information
    Business: (612) 625-4607
    Address: Boynton, 2nd floor
  • GLBTA Programs Office
    Equity / Support
    Transgender Commission
    Transgender Advocacy
    Business: (612) 625-0537
    Address: 46 Appleby Hall
  • The Women's Center
    Women’s Equality and Advancement
    Business: (612) 625-9837
    Address: 64 Appleby

Student specific

Staff and Faculty specific

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Professional Consultation / Mental Health
    Business: (612) 625-2820 (Civil Service) or (612) 625-4073 (Faculty and Academic Staff)
    Address: 209 Dunhowe

Not affiliated with the UMN?

Below are Twin Cities agencies that provide similar services to The Aurora Center

  • Confederation of Somali Community of Minnesota (East African community specific)
    General / Women’s Program
    Business: (612) 338-5282
    Address: 420 15th Ave South Minneapolis, MN
  • Crisis Connection / Men’s Line
    Crisis: (612) 301-4673 (612-301-HOPE)
  • Men's Line: (612) 379-6367

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Domestic Violence Program
    Relationship Violence
    Crisis: 612-619-2323 TTY
    Business: 651-297-6700 V, 651-487-8867 TTY
    Address: 2055 Rice Street St. Paul, MN

  • Division of Indian Work (American Indian community specific)
    Family Violence / Youth / Family Needs
    Business: (612) 722-8722
    Address: 1001 E Lake Street Minneapolis, MN
  • Domestic Abuse Project
    Relationship Violence / Legal / Treatment for Men Business: (612) 874-7063
    Address: 204 W Franklin Ave Minneapolis, MN
  • The Family Partnership
    Family Violence / GLBT Programs / Youth Programs/ Counseling
    Several metro locations
  • Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (at Brian Coyle Center)
    Domestic violence / legal assistance / community education
    Serving women and men
    Advocates speaking Somali, Arablic, Oromo, Amharic, and English
    Business: 612-876-9307
    Address: 420 15th Ave S; Minneapolis
  • Jewish Family and Children's Services of Minneapolis
    Wide range of services to Jewish families and community
    Business: (952) 546-0616
    Address: 13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 400
    Minnetonka, MN 55305
  • MNCASA (Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
    Assists local programs in providing state of the art advocacy and prevention programming and to affect public perception and policy in relation to sexual assault
    Business: (651) 209-9993
    Address: 161 St. Anthony Avenue Suite 1001 St. Paul, MN
  • Not Alone (Official U.S. govt. website for college students/staff/administration)
    Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. Explore to find a crisis service, learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint, and view a map of resolved school-level enforcement activities.
  • Outfront Minnesota (LGBT community specific)
    Sexual Assault / Relationship Violence / Advocacy
    Crisis: 612.822.0127 ext.7656
    Business: (612) 822-0127
    Address: 310 38th Street East #204 Minneapolis, MN
  • Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (African American community specific)
    Relationship Violence / Family and Youth programs
    Business: (612) 374-4342
    Address: 1301 10th Ave N Minneapolis, MN
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
    Sexual Assault
    Crisis: (612) 825-4357
    Business: (612) 374-9077
    Address: 2431 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis MN 55405
  • Sexual Violence Center
    Sexual Assault
    Crisis: (612) 871-5111
    Business: (612) 871-5100
    Address: 3757 Fremont Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55412
  • Tubman
    Relationship Violence / Legal / Safe Housing
    Crisis: (612) 825-000
    Business: (612) 825-3333
    Address: 3111 First Avenue South Minneapolis, MN
    (also serves East side of St. Paul)

Emergency Shelter Information


  • Alexandra House (763) 780-2330
  • B. Robert Lewis House (651) 452-7288
  • Casa De Esperanza (651) 772-1723
  • Cornerstone Advocacy Service (952) 884-0330
  • Harriet Tubman Center (612) 825-0000
  • Home Free (763) 559-4945
  • Sojourner Project for Battered Women (952) 933-7422
  • Women of Nations (651) 222-5830
  • Women’s Advocates Inc. (651) 227-8284
  • Women’s Recovery Center (651) 484-7840

Child Abuse and Incest

Because The Aurora Center primarily serves a college campus population, we generally refer people concerned about child abuse to agencies who specifically work with incest and child sexual abuse.

General for Children, Teen, and Adult Survivors

Adult Survivor Specific

  • Sexual Violence Center (SVC)
    Counseling and Support Groups
    Business: (612) 871-5100
    24 hour Crisis Line: (612) 871-5111
    Address: 3757 Fremont Ave. N Minneapolis, MN 55412
  • Adults Recovering from Incest Anonymous (ARIA)
    Support groups - Women only
    Business: (763) 591-5916
    Address: P.O. Box 24692
    Minneapolis, MN 55424
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
    Counseling and Support Groups
    Business: (612) 374-9077
    24 hour Crisis Line: (612) 825-4357
    Address: 2431 Hennepin Ave. S
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
  • Relate Counseling Center
    Business: (952) 932-7277
    Address: 15320 Minnetonka Blvd.
    Minneapolis, MN 55345
  • SOS Sexual Violence Services
    Counseling and Support Groups
    24 Hour Phone: (651) 266-1000
    Address: 555 Cedar St
    St. Paul, MN 55110

 Child/Teen Survivors Specific

  • African American Family Services (AAFS)
    Business: (612) 871-7878
    Address: 2616 Nicollet Ave. S
    Minneapolis, MN 55408

Prostituted Women

  • Breaking Free
    Help for prostituted women and girls
    Business: (651) 645-6557
    Location: St. Paul, MN
  • Youth Link
    Help for youth in need / Prostituted youth
    Business: (612) 252-1200
    Address: 41 N 12th Street Minneapolis, MN
  • Women's Recovery Center
    Chemical Dependency / Prostitution
    Business: (651) 484-7840
    Location: North Oaks, MN

Resources for Perpetrators

  • Domestic Abuse Project
    Relationship Violence / Legal / Treatment for Men
    Business: (612) 874-7063
    Address: 204 W Franklin Ave Minneapolis, MN

National organizations

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Survivor Manual
Find Healing Resources, Encouraging and Empowering Pathways out of pain and Healing Techniques that can help survivors move forward in their lives.

Pandy's Aquarium
Online support group for survivors of sexual violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
877-739-3895 (Toll Free)

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Serving men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.

Male Survivor
Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men

National Child Abuse Hotline

National Stalking Resource Center