domestic abuse

Marine Corps Receives Change Step Training and Helps Veterans Change Abusive Behavior

In July two therapists, Sean and Mariah found themselves on the coast of sunny California. But they weren’t there to enjoy the sun and surf – they were training roughly 30 social workers of the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in Domestic Abuse Project’s Change Step model. Change Step was created in 2012 to provide services that address the specific issues faced by veterans of the Armed...

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Help DAP Transform Families

Join us in honoring the victims of domestic abuse and supporting those working to end it. Attend DAP’s Annual Transforming Families Luncheon on Tuesday, October 11th, 12pm-1pm. There is an optional pre-luncheon reception at 11am. You can RSVP here. Please call Anna Zaros at 612-874-7063 x207 with any questions. Be a Table Captain! DAP is still looking for Table Captains for our luncheon...

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Grant Spotlight: Pohlad Family Foundation

Domestic Abuse Project is excited to announce a new grant from the Pohlad Family Foundation. The grant provides $10,000 in matching funds for our 2016 Luncheon! The Pohlad Foundation offers grants to local organizations that are committed to strengthening Minnesotan communities. At an early age, Pohlad’s founder, Carl, was taught by his mother the importance of generosity and...

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The Hot Spots Project Heads to South Minneapolis

North Minneapolis Hot Spots As Leah walked up to the door with the police officer she didn’t know what to expect. The family’s home they were visiting was designated a Hot Spot due to the numerous 911 calls they made regarding domestic violence. Regardless, every family is different. Hot Spots is a project in Minneapolis that began in April 2015 from a grant-funded pilot program developed by...

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Stories of Healing and Hope: Ashley’s Crisis

After driving 20 hours straight from Virginia, and arriving in Minnesota with no shelter, no money, and no resources, Ashley and her 3 young children found themselves at the doorstep of DAP’s Advocacy offices. Ashley was fleeing her abuser. She fled to Minnesota because she had family here – but they couldn’t take her in – she was afraid that her abuser would follow her and harm her and...

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