Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline

Emergency Shelter

Cornerstone’s secure shelter is a safe place for adults and their children escaping a dangerous or escalating situation.

Safe Housing

Cornerstone’s secure shelter is a safe place for adults and their children escaping a dangerous or escalating situation. Our emergency services are focused on serving the immediate safety and support needs of individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and/or human trafficking. Cornerstone’s 35 bed shelter is thoughtfully designed to feature family living spaces, including one fully handicap accessible unit, a teen room, youth room and woman’s lounge. Laundry facilities and telephones are also available.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Please call Cornerstone’s 24-hour helpline, 952-884-0330 , or the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline at 1-866-223-1111 if you or someone you know is seeking shelter. Always call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

Male victims receive safe and comfortable alternative housing while accessing Cornerstone’s comprehensive services. This option is also available for elderly or transgender individuals who might not be comfortable in a shelter setting.

Support Services:

  • Shelter residents receive all the basic necessities an individual or family in crisis needs, including meals, toiletries, clothing, school supplies, and transportation. Our shelter residents also receive access to the full continuum of Cornerstone’s programs, including criminal and civil justice intervention, economic empowerment services, mental health therapy services, children’s services, parenting support and transitional housing services.
  • From the first call for help and throughout their entire shelter stay, advocates assist participants with both individual needs and helping them to navigate the complex legal and social service systems. Our focus in on helping residents deal with the practical problems of living that have resulted from abuse, including employment, housing, economic needs, emotional health and physical health. An Advocate will help develop an action plan and assist with considering options for the next step.

Individual Advocacy:
Navigating the maze of government and social service agencies can be a difficult burden for survivors. Cornerstone staff know how to handle bureaucracy and paperwork to get survivors the services they need. Whether they need counseling, therapy, legal support, transitional housing or other services, our staff provide support and encouragement for individuals and their families to rebuild their lives.

Safety Planning:
Cornerstone staff are here to help survivors develop a safety plan that works for them. If you or someone you know is in a potentially dangerous relationship, it’s important to develop a safety plan. Click here to visit Cornerstone’s Day One program website for important things to consider when creating your safety plan.