Whatever you’re dealing with, whether it’s domestic violence, trafficking, or sexual violence, it is not your fault. You are not alone. For free and confidential help, 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.

Here’s what you can expect when you call the Minnesota Day One Program.
  • Advocacy from a supportive person: An advocate will listen, understand, and help you sort out your options. Advocates provide support and assistance, information, referrals, resources, and more.
  • Choices involving law enforcement: Calling the crisis hotline is not the same as calling the police. No one will call the police without your permission unless they believe that you are in immediate physical danger and cannot make the call yourself.
  • A safe place/shelter: An advocate will try to locate an available safe place to stay if you choose. At times, Day One is able to assist with finding transportation as well.
  • Safety Planning: Advocates can assist you in creating a plan towards safety based on your individual needs. 
  • ResourcesOur referral partners offer a variety of resources and services. Some of the services include:
    • Support groups: Available for children, youth, and/or adults.
    • Individual Advocacy: Available to support, provide options, and additional services/referrals. 
    • Shelter and Housing: Our network consists of immediate domestic shelter options, as well as some programs with longer-term options immediate shelter. 
    • Criminal/Civil Advocacy: Programs can offer information about an Order for Protection and other civil matters. Most programs do not provide legal counsel, but may be able to provide referrals for you to free or low cost lawyers.
    • Culturally Specific ServicesDay One supports people of all backgrounds, lived experiences, cultural and linguistic identities, and our referral partners consist of a wide variety of options that include culturally specific services. 
    • Co-Advocacy: Some Day One partner agencies may work together with you to provide co-advocacy to support you within your cultural/ethnic identity.  Co-advocacy offers culturally specific advocates working with another advocate from the mainstream agency serving you, to support you in your journey. For example, Cornerstone and ThinkSelf work as partners with the Deaf community through advocacy offered by both a Deaf advocate and a hearing advocate. You may work with a Deaf advocate only, a mainstream advocate only, or both to ensure your needs are being addressed.

Whether you want to leave, or just want someone to talk to, we are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

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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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