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A behind the scenes look at DAP advocacy & the domestic abuse legal system.

Noon - 1 PM
Public Safety Facility, Minneapolis
Friday, August 22
Friday, September 19

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DAP Annual Fundraising Luncheon
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Noon - 1 PM
Earle Brown Heritage Center

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Domestic Abuse Project
204 West Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

On a shoestring budget

In your moderate house

Your rooms of refuge

And dedicated staff

Open a new world of hope

To women, and men, and children

Of all colors and shape

When we need to escape

The miserable fear of abuse.

Without pointing fingers,

You show us a new vision of who we can be.


KM - former Women's Program client 



Like the families we help... 

DAP's Fiscal Year Ends June 30, 2014

Early in June we mailed an appeal asking our supporters to make a gift before the end of DAP's fiscal year which ends on June 30.  Many of you answered that call for action, THANK YOU!  If you haven't had the chance to send your gift yet, please consider doing so now by simply CLICKING HERE TO MAKE A DONATION TODAY!
We are $40,000 away from meeting our end of fiscal year goal, and at DAP we're all about HOPE so we're not giving up!  

You can help those who come to DAP believe that they matter in this world. That they can end the violence in their lives and become whole again. YOU, supporters like you and DAP have affected the lives of over 80,000 people in our community. We ask for your continued partnership and invite you to consider an end of fiscal year gift to DAP.  

Your support means families who find the courage to turn to DAP for help will be welcomed by caring professionals offering proven solutions.  
"It's hard to describe the breaking point that brought me to DAP."

It was an abusive event--it was awful, and terrifying, and cruel, and violent just like all the other times I had abused my wife over the preceding 13 years. There was nothing that made THIS particular act of abuse measurably worse in any way but at the same time I had a deep feeling that this time it had gone too far. My now ex-wife and I had been in marriage counseling for years at that point and I really felt that things had gotten better. But there it was again, just as violent as ever. I made all the same promises I always made but this time I realized this was MY problem not a marital problem.

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Thinking about being a Table Captain for DAP's luncheon? 
RSVP as a Table Captain by July 14 and you may win a prize!

We LOVE hosting our annual fundraising luncheon, TRANSFORMING FAMILIES, every October thanks in no small part to the many wonderful people who volunteer as Table Captains.  A Table Captain simply agrees to fill a table of 10 with their friends, family and colleagues.  There is no cost, we provide support materials if you want them, and your guests thank YOU for inviting them.

It makes our job much easier when we've recruited at least half of our Table Captains by mid July.  So this year, thanks to donations from our wonderful business supporters, we offer an incentive to RSVP early.  Every person who RSVP's as a Table Captain by July 14 will be entered in a drawing to win a $40 gift certificate from one of these fabulous restaurants...Barbette, Pat's Tap or Red Stag Supper Club.
Digital Abuse

Digital dating abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner.  Often this behavior is a form of verbal or emotional abuse perpetrated online.  In a healthy relationship, all communication is respectful whether in person, online or by phone.