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Francisco Gonzalez, Director of Equality and Civil Rights, (612) 688-0023


Additional Resources:


American Association of University Women


Day One Crisis Hotline (Confidential Resource)

1 (866) 223-1111 (Phone)

(612) 399-9995 (Text)

Crisis support, information on shelters, safety planning, and orders for protection


RAINN (Rape, Assault, and Incest National Network) (Confidential Resource)

Available anywhere in the United States
1 (800) 656-4673

24-hour hotline; free and confidential

Online Chat available on RAINN’s website


The Bridge for Youth
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(612) 377-8800 (Phone)
(612) 400-SAFE (Text)


24-hour crisis hotline; free and confidential


Bloomington, Minnesota
(612) 825-4357

Free crisis counseling for domestic violence, sexual violence or trafficking.


Sexual Violence Center- SVC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(612) 871-5111 (all languages)

24-hour hotline; free and confidential.


Minneapolis, Minnesota
(612) 825-0000

Crisis line for domestic violence, also addresses sexual exploitation.


U of M Community University Health Care Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(612) 301-3433

Free, confidential sexual assault advocacy.


Asian Women United of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota


24-hour multilingual crisis line


Casa de Esperanza

(651) 772-1611

24-Hour Bilingual (English and Spanish) helpline



Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sexual assault prevention support groups, support and advocacy, support groups for adults victims and children witnesses of domestic violence (English and Spanish)

(612) 746-3536


Hmong American Partnership

(651) 495-9160 domestic violence support (English and Hmong)

(651) 266-4008 Emergency counseling (English and Hmong)


The Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project at the Brian Coyle Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

(612) 875-9307

24-hour Crisis Line

(612) 348-5073 or (612) 348-6396 for Somali Advocate


Midwest Indian Women’s Resource Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sexual assault advocate services, counseling and forensic examination support.

(612) 728-2000


Minneapolis American Indian Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Support for female American Indian/Native American survivors of sexual assault.

(612) 879-1784


OutFront Minnesota
24-hour anti-violence crisis support line for LGBTQ victims
1-800-800-0350, option 3


Women of Nations

(651) 222-5836

24-hour hotline; free and confidential.


Minnesota Crime Victims Bill of Rights

Under Minnesota law, crime victims, including victims of dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault, have a number of rights, including the right to assistance from the Crime Victims Reparation Board and the commissioner of public safety. The Crime Victims Bill of Rights is available online. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety provides an on-line list of Minnesota Resources for Crime Victims.


Domestic Abuse Service Center (for victims of domestic violence and dating violence)
Hennepin County Government Center
Rm. #A-0650 (lower level)
300 S. 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487
(612) 348-5073


Minnesota Office of Justice, Crime Victims Programs
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
(651) 201-7300 or 888-622-8799, ext. 1 for financial help
(800) 247-0390, ext. 3 for information and referral
(651) 205-4827 TTY


Hennepin County Victim Services
Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
(612) 348-4003


Law Help MN

Legal information on a variety of sexual assault issues.


Volunteer Lawyers Network

(612) 752-6677


Minnesota State Bar Association Find a Lawyer Directory


U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline: (800) 421-3481