Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc

aka Relationship Safety Alliance   |   Brainerd, MN   |
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Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc

EIN: 41-1324087



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Executive Director

Shannon Wussow

Main address

PO Box 602

Brainerd, MN 56401 USA

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Formerly known as

Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc



Subject area info


Abuse prevention

Victim aid

Parent education

Self-help groups

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Population served info

Children and youth




Foster and adoptive children

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NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Louise Seliski Shelter

What We Do:
Many people stay in a violent relationship because they feel they have nowhere to go. We are a nonprofit organization providing a safe, secure facility for those seeking a way out of their violent situation. Our intake is open 24-hours a day and provides the resources and services to advocate for survivors of all types of relationship abuse. With respect, honesty, confidentiality and accountability, we support survivors in developing their personal goals. Family pets are welcomed and the many benefits of their presence within the shelter are embraced. Pets that may be too large for our facility can be fostered until they can be reunited with their family.

Services We Offer:
24-hour Emergency Shelter
24-hour Crisis, Information and Referral Line
Assistance in Filing Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders
Accompaniment and Support at Court Hearings
Facilitated Self-Help Support Groups
Public Speaking and Professional Training

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Best of the Brainerd Lakes - 1st Place Nonprofit Organization 2023

Brainerd Dispatch

Best of the Brainerd Lakes - 2nd Place Nonprofit Organization 2022

Brainerd Dispatch

Minnesota's Touchstone Energy Commitment to Community Award 2021

Crow Wing Power

Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year 2021

Brainerd Community Action & Brainerd Jaycees

Best of the Brainerd Lakes - 2nd Place Nonprofit Organization 2021

Brainerd Dispatch

Excellence in Executive Leadership 2021

Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA)

Affiliations & memberships

Violence Free Minnesota (VFMN) 2023

Crow Wing County Coordinating Council 2023

Crow Wing County Child Protection Team 2023

Minnesota Alliance on Crime (MAC) 2023

Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC) Statewide Workgroups 2023

Mending the Sacred Hoop 2023

Brainerd Eagles Aerie Club 2023

Brainerd Women's Fund 2023

Brainerd Service League 2023

Brainerd Noon Sertoma 2023

Crow Wing County Volunteer Coordinator Association 2023

Lutheran Social Services Hope Advisory Board 2023

Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce 2023

Supervised Visitation Network 2023

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) 2023


Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
Financial documents
2022 Annual Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 11.08 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 21% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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* This organization changed its fiscal year accounting period in 2017. Please refer to its 2017 990s for more information.

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Profitability info 2017 * 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$1,490 $120,104 $27,025 $492,712 $166,174
As % of expenses -0.2% 11.4% 2.2% 39.0% 16.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$61,655 $54,977 -$41,675 $423,328 $85,176
As % of expenses -6.3% 4.9% -3.2% 31.8% 7.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $920,730 $1,173,841 $1,285,108 $1,680,331 $1,288,106
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.2% 0.0% 9.5% 30.8% -23.3%
Program services revenue 6.0% 4.1% 2.8% 2.2% 2.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 1.8% 2.5% 1.4% 1.2% 2.5%
Government grants 80.9% 69.5% 59.6% 47.1% 68.4%
All other grants and contributions 9.7% 19.0% 34.3% 35.7% 25.6%
Other revenue 1.7% 4.9% 1.9% 13.8% 1.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $921,326 $1,057,469 $1,253,433 $1,262,791 $1,009,452
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.1% 0.0% 18.5% 0.7% -20.1%
Personnel 82.3% 80.2% 80.1% 86.8% 81.8%
Professional fees 2.5% 2.7% 1.7% 1.1% 1.4%
Occupancy 4.3% 5.1% 5.8% 2.7% 3.7%
Interest 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 10.8% 12.1% 12.4% 9.4% 13.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $981,491 $1,122,596 $1,322,133 $1,332,175 $1,090,450
One month of savings $76,777 $88,122 $104,453 $105,233 $84,121
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $93,615 $0 $0 $97,283 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,151,883 $1,210,718 $1,426,586 $1,534,691 $1,174,571

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.1 7.3 7.2 9.2 11.2
Months of cash and investments 7.1 7.3 7.2 9.2 11.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -1.2 -0.4 5.9 9.6 14.0
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $546,750 $641,226 $750,074 $967,606 $941,368
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $136,230 $64,231 $110,073 $90,782 $258,563
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,477,613 $1,534,328 $1,528,304 $1,617,892 $1,617,892
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 50.1% 56.5% 57.6% 58.2% 63.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.2% 5.7% 16.9% 3.4% 2.2%
Unrestricted net assets $645,970 $636,434 $1,262,118 $1,685,446 $1,770,622
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $735,609 $667,359 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $735,609 $667,359 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $1,381,579 $1,303,793 $1,262,118 $1,685,446 $1,770,622

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Shannon Wussow

Shannon Wussow is the executive director of Relationship Safety Alliance fka Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, a non-profit organization operating two programs in Brainerd: Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center and Louise Seliski Shelter. Shannon has a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Studies. Before joining RSA, she worked as a probation agent monitoring a medium- and high-risk domestic violence caseload. Shannon is a member of the Brainerd Noon Sertoma Club, Brainerd Service League and Crow Wing County Coordinating Council. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two children, including traveling, volunteering, reading, cooking, baking, taking walks and going on bike rides.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Mid-Minnesota Womens Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/05/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mike Kuck

Schroeder's Appliance Center and Phil's Heating & Air Conditioning

Term: 2023 - 2022

John Ingleman


Betsy Egan


Heather Kelm


Jim Grant


Amanda Schwarzkopf

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Jeff Birks

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Kalsey Stults

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Aaron Cronquist

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Angel Zierden

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Shelly Pewitt


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 5/30/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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