About Rochester Area Women's Shelter

We work with battered women and domestic abuse victims from Rochester and the 11 surrounding counties of Southeastern Minnesota – with no conditions and no judging.

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. It can happen to anyone regardless of education, income, race, nationality, age, or sexual orientation. Battered women can be anyone’s mother, sister, daughter, neighbor or friend. Some have lived in Southeastern Minnesota their entire lives, others are recent immigrants or have been trafficked to our area.

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Did you know?

5,068 domestic abuse survivors were helped by Women's Shelter programs in 2016.

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