ALEXANDRA HOUSE INC

Working to end domestic and sexual violence.

Blaine, MN   |  www.alexandrahouse.org

Mission

The mission of Alexandra House is to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence, and inspire social change, through education, support, and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Connie (Constance) Moore

Main address

10065 3rd St Ne

Blaine, MN 55434 USA

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EIN

41-1309977

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We envision a world where domestic, sexual, and relationship violence, as well as abuse in later life is unacceptable. We know that domestic and sexual violence is not experienced in isolation from other life events, but is interwoven in people's lives in complex ways. Poverty, education, domestic and sexual violence, and homelessness are pieces of a complex puzzle. We know that women living in poverty are more likely to suffer from health problems and are more likely to be survivors of domestic violence. We also know that children who grow up impoverished are more likely to suffer from health issues, developmental delays, behavioral problems, lower academic achievement, and unemployment in adulthood. If we fail to address all pieces of the puzzle—we only perpetuate the cycle of poverty, homelessness, inequality—and domestic and sexual violence.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Shelter

Alexandra House operates a 24-hour domestic and sexual violence emergency shelter and can accommodate up to 35 women and children at one time. All basic needs are provided for including food, toiletries, clothing, linens, diapers, and laundry facilities. We work with each client on an individual basis to help meet their needs.

Advocates work closely with resident women, offering support and connecting them to valuable community resources, such as:

Economic assistance
Medical services
Education/job training
Housing resources
Therapy services

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Alexandra House provides 24/7/365 responsiveness to Mercy and Unity Hospitals and local Allina clinic throughout Anoka County (encompassing 21 cities and townships). Every time a victim/survivor of domestic violence, rape, or sexual assault presents for care in an emergency department within our service area, Alexandra House dispatches a professionally-trained advocate—staff or volunteer.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Alexandra House offers one-on-one safety planning sessions to help clients identify ways to improve their personal safety. Having a safety plan in place can increase a person’s chances of escaping an unsafe situation. Advocates realize every person’s situation is different and a safety plan must be tailored to meet each individual’s needs.

This service is a free and confidential way to discuss safety including but not limited to: safety in the home and during a violent incident, safety when leaving the relationship or filing a protective order, safety planning when being stalked, and safety planning with children.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Alexandra House offers a number of support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their supportive loved ones.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Many clients who have experienced domestic and sexual violence do not require shelter, but do need legal advocacy and support services, especially as it relates to civil and criminal court matters. Alexandra House has a satellite office in Anoka, which houses our Legal Advocacy and Youth Services Programs. Legal advocates partner with local law enforcement agencies so that victims of domestic violence receive the assistance of an advocate immediately following a domestic assault or domestic-related crime.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Our Youth Service Program intervenes in the lives of youth who are experiencing violence in a dating relationship or within their homes. We remove barriers youth face in accessing safe, confidential services by partnering with six local school districts and the Lino Lakes Juvenile Correctional Facility to bring services to them. Advocates spend one half day weekly at every high school and alternative program in Anoka Hennepin, Spring Lake Park, Centennial, Fridley, Columbia Heights, and St. Francis School Districts. In addition to meeting individually with students, advocates facilitate weekly healthy relationship groups in each of their schools. One day each week is set aside to provide education in the classroom setting on healthy relationships and dating/sexual violence.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children and youth

Alexandra House offers client-centered advocacy services specifically for adults 50 and over who are experiencing emotional and psychological abuse, intimidation and threats, isolation, neglect, and financial exploitation. Physical abuse and sexual violence may also be perpetrated against older adults. An advocate is available to meet in-home or in another safe location of the client’s choosing. An advocate can meet with a client and caregivers or support people if desired, over the course of several weeks or months to help each person achieve his or her personal goals for safety and well-being.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

We work with individuals and families to empower and support them as they work toward their goals of safety, healing, and self-sufficiency. Each client is met with in a safe and personal setting, oftentimes where they’re staying. The client evaluates where they have been, but, more importantly, where they would like to be. Clients work with their advocate to identify strengths and needs and gather tools and resources to equip them to make positive change.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Awards

Meets Standards 2016

Charities Review Council, Minnesota

Meets Standards 2013

Charities Review Council, Minnesota

Meets Standards 2019

Charities Review Council, Minnesota

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people who received presentations on healthy relationships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Youth Services has three full-time staff to coordinate weekly prevention and intervention programs in six school districts in Anoka County.

Number of households that retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Housing and Supportive Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Offering housing assistance to families who have recently left shelter. Financial assistance through this program has allowed survivors to pursue educational goals, and become financially stable.

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average length of stay (in days)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The work of Alexandra House promotes safety from domestic, sexual, and relationship violence and provides supportive services such as: helping people find affordable housing, offer violence prevention education in the schools, provide support groups, help clients meet personal goals of obtaining a job or continuing their education—things that do provide a pathway out of poverty. Through the continuum of services we offer, we are consistently working to prevent violence from occurring and to intervene and provide meaningful, ongoing support to those who have already experienced it. This includes helping victim/survivors access basic needs while providing life-saving programming.
Primary Goals:
1) Help keep individuals and families safe
2) Change the perception and acceptance of domestic and sexual violence among victims, professionals, and community members
3) Prevent violence from occurring, and to intervene and provide meaningful, ongoing support to those who have already experienced it.
Looking forward into 2021, we have established the following benchmarks:
• 500 victims will be provided emergency shelter
• 1000 victims will be provided with legal advocacy
• 100 victims will benefit from support groups
• 250 victims will receive hospital advocacy services
• 400 youth will benefit from school-based support groups and individual advocacy
• 6000 children, youth, and parents will benefit from prevention-education
• 100 families will benefit from Follow Up Program’s in-home case management services
• 50 elder abuse victims will receive ongoing, case management services
• 1000 clients will receive basic needs assistance
• 20 families will benefit from housing subsidies
• 5000 individuals will be reached through community education/events and professional trainings

Sexual and Domestic Violence Intervention
• Emergency Services: We operates a 24-hour domestic and sexual violence emergency shelter and can accommodate up to 35 women and children at one time. All basic needs are provided for including food, personal care items, clothing, linens, diapers, and laundry facilities.
• Help Line: Alexandra House offers a free and confidential 24-hour help line. Advocates will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, assist with safety planning, explain how to obtain an Order For Protection (OFP), offer other resources available in your area, or help you find shelter.
• Legal Advocates: are a free and confidential resource to help clients navigate the legal system in criminal and protective order cases. We offer safety planning, crime victim advocacy, and explanation of criminal court procedures following a domestic or sexual assault in Anoka County.
• Hospital Advocacy: Alexandra House advocates are there for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout their evidentiary examinations. We respond 24/7/365 to provide support and advocacy services to victims in any treatment care unit within the hospitals as well as any designated areas of the clinics.
Violence Prevention Outreach
• Youth Services: Stopping the cycle of violence must include work with young people. Alexandra House offers a variety of services to help kids start talking about healthy relationships and to offer intervention and counseling for young survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We coordinate weekly prevention and intervention programs in 6 school districts in Anoka County and at Lino Lakes Juvenile Correctional Facilities.
• Community Education / Awareness: We offer free presentations, facilitated dialogues, and professional trainings to community groups and individuals on the basics of domestic and/or sexual violence.
Addressing Basic Needs and Promoting Self-Sufficiency
• Alexandra House advocates provide food shelf and personal care items to families and individuals in need.
• Housing and Supportive Services: Advocates use a holistic approach to help the client work toward their goals of safety, healing, and self-sufficiency. From schools to county social workers, landlords to therapists, advocates help clients communicate their needs and find solutions working with the systems involved in their lives.
• Support Groups: Alexandra House offers five different support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their supportive loved ones to express their feelings, thoughts, and fears in a safe and confidential environment for survivors.
• Elder Abuse Services: Alexandra House offers client-centered advocacy services specifically for adults 50 and over. An advocate is available to meet in-home or in another safe location of the client's choosing.
• Our Holiday Shop provides clothing and gifts to Alexandra House clients and their families during the holidays.

Alexandra House supports everyone who is affected by domestic and sexual violence and abuse in later life. We are a resource for victims and survivors of sexual violence in any form. We also offer support to friends and family of victim/survivors and other concerned persons.
1.) Sexual and Domestic Violence Intervention
2.) Addressing Basic Needs and Promoting Self-Sufficiency
3.) Violence Prevention Outreach

In 2021, Alexandra House provided . . .

A Safe Haven. 514 victims/survivors and their children received 7,458 nights of safety—a 61% increase from 2020; with an average shelter stay of 14.5 days. 144 households were served in hotels due to reduced capacity for COVID-19 safety precautions.

A Lifeline. 4,935+ calls were answered on our 24-hour emergency helpline—a 20% increase from 2020.

A Voice. 761 clients were supported by our civil and criminal justice advocacy services including: filing of protection orders, support during civil and criminal court proceedings and legal representation. 539 referrals from local law enforcement as a result of the Lethality Assessment Program were received, of those 462 victims were screened as high-risk and were connected to an advocate from the scene of the incident.

A First Responder. 212 referrals were received from local hospitals and clinics; 190 victims of sexual and domestic violence received crisis intervention, safety planning, and support at local hospitals and clinics.

A Community. 74 victims/survivors and their children began their healing process at weekly support groups; 674 support group sessions were provided.

An Advocate. 53 families received ongoing supportive services and housing and financial assistance; 14 families benefited from ongoing housing subsidies critical to achieving violence-free lives.

A Role Model. 2,700+ students learned about healthy relationships through 107 classroom presentations. 128 children, youth, and parents were touched through school-based 1-1 advocacy and support groups, on-site groups at Lino Lakes Juvenile Correctional Facilities, and summer programming.

A Mentor. 2,982+ community members increased their awareness and knowledge through 60 in-person or virtual community education presentations, professional trainings, and community events.

A Promise. 45 older adult victims of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation received client-centered advocacy services specifically for adults 50+ through our Elder Abuse Services.

A Helping Hand. 200 volunteers contributed 5,990+ their time and talent to our programs; equal to 4 full time employees and a value of over $185,756.

Across all of our programs, Alexandra House impacted the lives of over 12,500 people.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Alexandra House supports everyone who is affected by domestic, sexual, and relationship violence, including elder abuse. We are a resource for victims and survivors of sexual violence in any form. We also offer support to friends and family of victims/survivors and other concerned persons. Target demographics: victim/survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship violence and abuse in later life Geographic areas served: Alexandra House serves the seven-county metro area—particularly Anoka, Hennepin, and Ramsey counties—though participants also come from surrounding counties, greater Minnesota, or even other states in their journeys to find services.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ALEXANDRA HOUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ryan George

Dylan Warkentin

Andrea Hager

Clare Gravon

Jessica Slavik

Michelle Benson

Monica Elicerio

Andrew Hoffman

Joanna Mitchell

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/13/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/13/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.