Rochester Women’s Shelter, Inc. (US)

Women’s Shelter, Inc. was started by and has been sustained by survivors of domestic abuse. It began in the late 1970’s by four survivors who were determined to give other abused women something they didn’t have: a safe and secure place to live and help in learning how to live independently. Over the years, Women’s Shelter, Inc. has expanded to provide more space to safely house women and children … (about /History 1/2).

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Address: Rochester Women’s Shelter, PO Box 457, Rochester, MN 55903, USA;

About 2/2: … In addition, Women’s Shelter, Inc. has added children’s advocacy, an International Shelter with programming specific to immigrant battered women and their children, Transitional Housing, and a multi-lingual staff. 

Women’s Shelter, Inc. continues to grow and adapt to the needs of our community while following our mission and vision for a domestic violence-free future.

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… Who we serve:

In 2009, we served 331 women and 267 children, for a total of 598 people assisted in both our International Shelter and Main Shelter programs. The average length of stay for women was about 17 days, though many families stay longer depending on their needs. Our facilities serve a great diversity of women and children. Our families come from many different ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.

We have served families from around the world, due to our close proximity to the Mayo Clinic. Domestic Violence can happen to anyone regardless of their educational background, financial status, race, or country of origin.

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