The Dwelling Place was established in 1998 to provide for both the physical and the spiritual needs of a woman and her children after fleeing a violent partner. They welcome families into homes that provide the time, support, and help they need to understand the cycle of domestic abuse, heal from the trauma they have endured, and make the transition from a place of abuse to a home of their own that is free of abuse.

TDP believes lives are transformed through Christ’s love and that a woman who has the courage to say “no more” to abuse needs encouragement to get on and stay on the road to safety, healing, and hope.  She needs to know she has value and worth in the eyes of her Creator.  She needs to experience the love of Christ and see what God has in store for her and her children as she walks with Him.  She needs to know that people who know and love Christ genuinely care for her and her family.

See how The Dwelling Place is transforming lives

Since 1979, Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) has served the Twin Cities community with innovative and effective programming to end the inter-generational cycle of domestic violence. We have made it our mission to build communities free from violence by providing holistic healing for every member of the family.

DAP Advocacy provides immediate assistance for survivors of domestic violence and their families. The advocates help victims develop safety plans, file protective orders, and find safe shelter.

DAP Therapy works with adult male perpetrators of domestic violence, adult female survivors of violence, and children and adolescents who have witnessed or experienced abuse.

CHANGE STEP is DAP’s newest program. Built on the proven curriculum developed in the traditional men’s group, CHANGE STEP incorporates the language and tenor of military culture to better respond to the needs of veterans in our community.

Because of DAP, kids like Jackson are smiling and thriving!


Get help:
Minnesota Day One Crisis Line:
Call: 1-866-223-1111
Text: 612-399-9995
Please call 911 in an emergency.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

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