Thanks to a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, Anna Marie's Alliance was able to have Laura Ruprecht work with the women and children of Anna Marie's Shelter.
There works are now on display at the St. Cloud Public Library until April 6, 2017. You can stop by and visit the exhibit during library hours.
This is a wonderful way for the women and children to experience artistic expression and do something completely different during their days at the shelter.
the following items:
- 5T Toddler Clothing for boys and girls
- Baby wipes
- Full size bottles of hair conditioner
- New or gently used appliances for women leaving the shelter and moving into their own homes!
At Least 21 Killed Due To Domestic Violence In 2016
St. Paul, MN – On Tuesday, January 31, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) released the 2016 edition of the Femicide Report. The Femicide Report includes an overview of the 21 known homicides due to domestic violence in 2016, as well as observations and recommendations for community responses to end domestic violence.
“Over the course of 28 years, the Femicide Report has captured nearly 1,000 lives cut short due to domestic violence,” said Becky Smith, Program Manager in Public Awareness for the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. “We want every Minnesotan to recognize that domestic violence happens here: in every city, township, and county of Minnesota.”
At the release of the 2016 Femicide Report, it was reported there were at least 21 homicides related to domestic violence in Minnesota: at least 18 women were murdered by a current or former intimate partner; at least 2 family members and 1 bystander were murdered.
The report focuses on significant issues related to the homicides including: officer involved domestic violence cases; the criminalization of domestic violence victims; the impact of violence on children; and the need for community-wide prevention strategies.
“The release of this report provides an opportunity to transform our relationships and communities so that together, we can live violence free,” said Smith.
A press briefing was held to mark the release of the 2016 Femicide Report and included perspectives from Erica Staab-Absher, executive director of HOPE Center in Faribault, and Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell. Staab-Absher described the impact of Barbara Larson’s workplace homicide on her community and offered grassroots solutions to end domestic violence. Schnell emphasized the pivotal role of law enforcement response to domestic violence victims.
Since 1989, the Femicide Report has provided annual documentation on intimate partner homicides across the state of Minnesota. The Femicide Report is the only document of its kind in Minnesota. A copy of the report can be found at www.mcbw.org
Do you need a speaker for a service club, faith community or workplace event? Anna Marie’s Alliance can present on a wide variety of topics. From discussing the programs and services of the agency to increasing awareness of healthy relationships and understanding the dynamics of domestic violence, our speakers would be happy to meet with your group.
In addition to our suite of presentations surrounding domestic violence, we have two additional efforts working towards primary prevention. Connect: growing a healthy relationship community ™ program trains all areas of our communities from neighborhoods to workplaces to faith, health and educational facilities. Working from a broader perspective of communication, Connect holds the key messages of respect, interconnectedness, safety, and empowerment.
The newest ancillary program is Green Dot of St. Cloud. Collaborating with the Central MN Sexual Assault Center, Anna Marie’s Alliance Prevention and Education Advocates present a nationally acclaimed program on the effects of being a bystander and gives simple action steps for intervention when abusive behaviors, (of any kind) are witnessed.
Call Deb at 320.251.7203 x 252 or Debras@annamaries.org to learn more.
We are grateful for the support our community has given us this year.
Unfortunately we do not get to stop fundraising. We continue to fundraise to keep the lights on, the computers humming, providing services to over 1,900 adult and child victims of domestic violence, education programs that provide information and mentoring to over 7,000 students, AND we have provided shelter to 11 dogs, 11 cats, and 1 rat in the Pet Safe Shelter in the last year!
Please consider a donation to Anna Marie's Alliance as part of your holiday giving.
- You can mail a donation to Anna Marie's Alliance, PO Box 367, St. Cloud, MN 56302
- Use the GIVEMN donation button on this page
- Or call us at 320-251-7203 x 254 and talk to Mackenzie to make a donation over the phone.
We appreciate any and all support.