If you or someone you know is in an abusive marriage, you may find it difficult to speak up or reach out for help. Thankfully, there are resources available in the state of Minnesota that are intended to help people who have ended up in these situations.
Organizations available 24 hours a day
When you or your children need to escape from a violent situation, the need may be urgent. Many of the groups that can provide assistance are designed with this in mind and offer 24-hour phone lines that are always available.
Women who need assistance can call the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women at any time. This organization can connect you with other programs that may fit your specific situation, and they are also able to educate you and provide support for dealing with domestic violence.
Minnesota Day One is another organization that is available 24/7 for both men and women who are victims in an abusive situation. They will be able to help you find a shelter if needed, and can advise you about the possibility of contacting the police, as well as giving you information about other resources.
Other victim assistance programs
The state of Minnesota can also provide help through the Office of Justice Programs. The crime victim rights violation phone line can be reached Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Whatever organization you end up contacting for help, know that many can provide confidential information or assistance. Check the State of Minnesota website for a complete list of services and resources.
This information is intended to provide helpful information, and should not be taken as legal advice.