Healing lives broken by family violence.

Since 1979 Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) has served the community with innovative and successful programming to end the inter-generational cycle of domestic violence.

We have made it our mission to work with all affected members of the family–men, women, and children–to stop domestic violence as it occurs and prevent it in the future.

Crisis Intervention

DAP Advocacy provides immediate assistance for survivors of domestic abuse and their families. Our advocates help victims develop safety plans, file protective orders, and find safe shelter. They also reach out to all victims of domestic violence identified in Minneapolis police reports to provide ongoing support and make critical resource referrals.

Changing Behavior

DAP Therapy works with adult male perpetrators of violence, adult women survivors of violence, and children and adolescents who have witnessed or experienced abuse. Each team of therapists—the Men’s Team, Women’s Team, and Children’s Team—offer group and individual counseling sessions.

Help for Veterans

CHANGE STEP is DAP’s newest program. Building on the successful curriculum developed the traditional men’s group, CHANGE STEP incorporates the language and tenor of military culture to better respond to the needs of veterans in our community. CHANGE STEP is now available for organizations to implement in their own community.


Spread Hope Support Healing

The holidays are an opportunity for us to celebrate love and family, and to reflect on the abundance of the last year. But for many parents in DAP’s Children’s Program, the holidays are also a time of anxiety, and a reminder of the year’s struggles.

That’s why DAP has launched a holiday Adopt-a-Family Program. You can sign up to sponsor a family starting Monday, November 17th.

Click here to learn more or email Sara Spafford Freeman for more information.