Local Resources


GLBTA Programs Office (University of Minnesota) – provides a number of programs and services, including advocacy, information and referrals, education and training, programming and events, consultation and program development, and community building

OutFront Minnesota – delivers programs and services to Minnesota’s LGBT and allied communities in the areas of public policy, anti-violence, education and training, and the law. They have a fairly extensive list of resources on their website.

Trans Youth Support Network – a partnership of youth and community members working together to support trans youth in Minnesota


Legal Resources

Gender Justice – a non-profit law firm that works toward gender equity through impact litigation, policy work, and public education and training

The Advocates for Human Rights – a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. Through cutting-edge research, education, and advocacy, The Advocates saves lives, fights injustice, restores peace, and builds the human rights movement in the United States and around the world.


Organizing and Advocacy

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC)  – a grass-roots, member-led organization building power in under-resourced communities and communities of colors across the Twin Cities. NOC members fight to improve public schools, stop the foreclosure crisis, increase civic engagement, and make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.

TakeAction Minnesota –  a statewide network of people working to realize racial and economic equity across Minnesota

Voices for Racial Justice – works to advance racial, cultural, social, and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, strategic convenings and campaigns, and research and policy tools


Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

360 Communities – domestic violence services, shelter, and support group and sexual assault services

Alexandra House – a 24-hour emergency shelter, support services, and advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence

The Aurora Center (University of Minnesota) – confidential services for people affiliated with the University of Minnesota or Augsburg College who are victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking

Bridges to Safety – domestic abuse service center serving victims/survivors from Ramsey County

Casa de Esperanza – support and resources for victims/survivors of domestic violence with a specific focus on Latino families

Cornerstone  – services for victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including emergency and longer-term housing, 24-hour helpline, Day One program, prevention education in schools, therapy, support groups, advocacy services, parenting and life skills, legal advocacy

Domestic Abuse Project – group and individual counseling, advocacy services, systems change

Domestic Abuse Service Center – assistance writing Orders for Protection and advocacy services on site

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault – prevention program, training programs, member services, research, public policy work

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women – Advocate training, systems change, prevention work, legal advocacy

Minnesota Indian Women Sexual Assault Coalition – Training and technical assistance, presentations and site visits, community forums and outreach

Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) – 24-hour crisis line, specially trained medical personnel (SANE program), short- and long-term individual counseling services, sexual assault support groups, medical and legal advocacy

Sexual Offense Services – Sexual violence related services, including 24-hour crisis counseling, advocacy, information and referrals,  individual counseling and support groups, referrals for therapy, shelter and financial needs

Sexual Violence Center – 24 hour crisis line and medical advocacy, counseling, support groups, legal clinics and advocacy, active bystander training,  systems change, media campaigns, training

Tubman – DV, 24-hour hotline, emergency and transitional housing, legal services, counseling and therapy, youth and family services, sustainability services, community education

Women’s Advocates, Inc. –  DV, 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, emergency medical help, legal advocacy, support group, child care, therapy, tutoring for children, aftercare services



RideSqirl is a female owned and operated ridesharing network, providing safe, harassment-free transportation


Women’s Organizations

American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Minnesota – promotes equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research

Minnesota Women’s Consortium – an association of 160+ organizations and thousands of individuals committed to achieving full equality for women and girls

National Organization for Women – Minnesota Chapter – a multi-issue, grassroots advocate working for women’s rights and equality for all in Minnesota

The Women’s Center (University of Minnesota) – advances equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities by increasing connections for women’s success, cultivating socially responsible leaders, and advocating for organizational culture change toward excellence for all