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The Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women, doing business as Anna Marie's Alliance, is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing safe shelter, support, and referral services for battered women and their children. The Alliance also works with the community on systems change and violence prevention.

Anna Marie's has sheltered over 14,300 battered women and their children since 1979—more than 8,220 of these were children.

We hold the dream of non-violence for women & children

until they can hold it for themselves.

Your Donations...Where do they go?

Where do your donations go when you give to Anna Marie's Alliance?  That is a great question!  We are glad you asked. 

There are many places donations go to support our mission.  Here are just a few way we put your donation to work:

Anna Marie's Shelter

We operate a 36-bed facility for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.  We provide all the things you need to live including: food, clothing, laundry soap, shampoo, bedding, towels, pillows, shoes, paper products, and so much more.

Children's Program

Anna Marie's Shelter operates a fully-licensed day care center on-site.  We need toys, wagons, baby food, formula, children's tylenol, diapers, new car seats, new strollers, blankets, and so much more.

Anna Marie's Alliance School Program

We operate a prevention program in elementary, junior and senior high schools.  We need funding for paper, a new computer, gas cards for travel to schools,  and you guessed it, so much more.

Our Staff

Our staff are amazing. They do wonderfu work like helping women find legal, medical, and mental health services.  They assist women in finding new places to live, transportation, and perhaps new schools for their children.  They watch children and play games with them.  They help find volunteers to cook on the weekends and clean the shelter.  They make sure the bills are paid so the lights stay on!  And so very much more.

At Anna Marie's Alliance we have been honored to be in a community that appreciates our work and supports us every step of the way. If you can donate, your money will be put to work, hard work!  We are grateful for every donation of every size.  

Our goals are safety for women and children, healthier relationships for everyone, and a violence-free community.

Events for Anna Marie's Alliance

anna maries heart 1Anna Marie's Alliance is fortunate to have the support of our community.

Here are upcoming events that will benefit our mission.  Please consider attending or supporting these events:

Frisbee Golf Tournament

June 25 & 26 | Area Parks 

Beanbag Tournament

Presented by FGHC Active and Beaver Island Brewing Co.

August 13 | Beaver Island Brewing

Contact: mitch@fghcactive.com to register

Dating Violence Awareness

What is it?

dateingabuseDating violence can be described as a pattern of behaviors in a relationship used to gain power and control over their current or former dating partner. Statistically women are more likely to be abused by their male partners, but people of all genders and orientations can be victims of abuse. Abusive relationships happen at the same rate in same sex relationships as in straight relationships. There is no “typical” victim or “typical” abuser.

Read more: Dating Violence Awareness

2015 Femicide Report

The number of Minnesotans killed due to domestic violence varies from year to year. We have seen yearly lows in the teens and highs in the 40s. Last year 23 Minnesotans were murdered due to domestic violence. This year, the number is higher. At least 34 Minnesotans were killed due to violence from a current or former intimate partner.

  • At least 22 women Were murdered in cases where the suspected, alleged, or convicted perpetrator was a current or former husband, boyfriend, or male intimate partner.

  • At least 9 friends, family members or interveners Were murdered in domestic violence-related situations.

  • At least 3 men Were murdered in a case where the suspected, alleged, or convicted perpetrator was a current or former intimate partner. At least 17 minor children Were left motherless due to domestic violence murders.

Note: At the time this report was completed, MCBW was reviewing four additional cases.

Taken from the 2015 Femicide Report released January 26, 2015, by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Urgently Needed Items & Volunteer Needs


We need 3 x 5 foot rugs for resident's rooms.  Please donated if you can help!


STROLLERS!  We need new and gently used strollers.  Please contact Cotton and Margaret!!! (320-253-6900)

 VOLUNTEER NEEDS: Many hands make light work!  

Anna Marie's Shelter is in need of volunteers to work with donations!  Donations need to be sorted, organized, and labeled.  Help!! Please contact Kim S (KimS@annamaries.org) for more information. Many thanks to our fabulous volunteers!


The children love to take field trips in the summer.  But this costs money for fees and transportation.  If you can donate to the Children's Program for summer activities, please let us know!  Thank you.


Nurse Lori is looking for Children's Tylenol.

If you can help, please call 320-253-6900.


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Anna Marie's Alliance

P.O. Box 367
Saint Cloud, MN 56302


TTY: 320.258.3321

Business Office: 320.251.7203

If you're in an emergency situation, call 911.

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