Help is Available in Northeastern Minnesota 24/7/365. Call 218-834-5924.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
Day One is a statewide network of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, youth-and community-advocacy programs in Minnesota. Day One hosts the Minnesota Day One Crisis Line which connects individuals seeking safety and resources to service agencies statewide via phone, text or chat message. The Day One Call Center also answers calls, texts and chat messages to the Minnesota Crime Victim Support Line.
For free and confidential help, call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline at 1.866.223.1111.
North Shore Horizons is a member of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, (MCBW) a well-established, membership organization with 90 member programs located throughout Minnesota with a strong history of effectively carrying out programming that advances women's safety and security. MCBW has existed for almost 40 years as the state's primary voice for battered women. The Coalition has a dedicated and experienced staff, and its capacity is strengthened by the leadership of its members and by a deeply committed and involved board of directors.
North Shore Horizons is a member of The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA), which provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors. MNCASA supports, convenes, and collaborates with sexual assault programs, advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement officers to promote a more victim-centered response to sexual violence, and increase effective criminal justice.
Two Harbors Area Food Shelf serves an average of 145 household per month, providing 80 pounds of food for a family of three. In 2016 we served 5,157 individuals, 31 % were under the age of 18.
Telephone: (218) 391-8191
Lake County Health and Human Services envisions a healthy and safe community existing to promote optimal health, protect those who are unable to protect themselves and assist and support self-sufficiency.
Telephone: (218) 834-8400
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota (LASNEM) is a non-profit law firm serving the low income and elderly residents in the 11 county northeastern region of the state with their civil legal needs. LASNEM provides comprehensive and compassionate legal advice and representation at no cost. We have been proudly serving our communities since 1952.
Telephone: (218) 623-8100
Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center serves a seven-county area in northern Minnesota, including St. Louis, Koochiching, Aitkin, Lake, Carlton, Itasca and Cook counties. We provide services and education for more than 1,500 adults and children annually.
We offer the resources and support to victims of domestic abuse that lead to a life free from violence.
24/7, Toll-Free, Confidential
What is PTSD?
When an individual experiences a moment when their life was in danger, or when they witnessed someone else’s life in danger, they might later experience occurrences of flashbacks or psychological disturbance as they recall the event. When these recollections and responses happen, it’s often a sign that someone has developed PTSD.
Researchers estimate than nearly 8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point during their lives, while these numbers are low compared to how many Americans report experiencing a traumatic event — 60 percent of men and 51 percent of females — in many cases the illness is left untreated. Many people have PTSD but either do not recognize the symptoms or refuse to seek help for a number of reasons. PTSD can result in isolation, aggressiveness, anger or irritability, difficulty sleeping or eating, and relationship issues. The disorder can lead to depression, anxiety, social or relationship troubles, financial strain, job loss due to inability to focus on work or other routine activities, and many other trials through the rest of a person’s life. Struggling to handle these burdens can lead to substance misuse as a way to self-medicate and temporarily improve a person’s feelings.