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No one deserves to be abused. And, it’s not your fault. 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is not a private issue and you are not alone.  It is an issue that can impact any individual, of any identity, relationship, or community.

Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one person to have power and control over another person. Violence can happen in any domestic relationship. An abuser can be a spouse, partner, roommate, care provider, or other trusted individual. It can be confusing and hard to know exactly what to do.  

Your Options

No one knows your situation like you do. Day One supports you in your own decision-making process and will partner with you to explore the best steps for you!  People reach out for help in different ways, and not all options work for everyone. You may choose to get support from a family, friend, an advocate, law enforcement, or other sources. You may want assistance leaving your situation or home. Or you might want to know how to stay safer in your current situation. You are your own best expert.

Because everyone’s journey is different, at Day One, we respect your choices. We’re here to serve your unique needs, without judgment.

Get the Help You Seek

If you are experiencing domestic violence by someone close to you, you deserve options and support. Day One can help. Speak with an advocate today. Call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Line 1-866-223-1111 to speak with an advocate (interpreters are available), text 612-399-9995, or click the CHAT NOW button on this site to connect with a Day One advocate. A Day One advocate is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

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Day One® is a statewide program of Cornerstone.


Who we are

A Cornerstone program, Minnesota Day One® provides help and resources for victims of general crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, or those concerned about their relationships anywhere in Minnesota, and Fargo, ND.

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Our Network Partners

Minnesota Day One® connects Minnesotans to Network Partners providing services across the state to victims and survivors of crime and domestic violence. Learn more about our partners.

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