Domestic Violence is a Public and Community Crisis

Intimate partner violence and gun violence in the United States are inextricably linked, impacting millions of families and communities across the country.

The events in Burnsville this month have left our entire community devastated and traumatized. Cornerstone extends our condolences to the families, loved ones, fellow first responders, and community members of Officer Paul Elmstrand, Officer Matthew Ruge, and firefighter/paramedic Adam Finseth who lost their lives responding to a domestic violence call. We are also thinking of Sgt. Adam Medlicott, who was hospitalized with gunshot wounds from these senseless shootings and wishing him a full recovery.

We stand in support of the children and family of those involved in the domestic violence call and this traumatic incident. Their lives are forever changed, and they have a long road ahead for healing. At such a difficult, traumatic time, they must know they are not alone. We as a community must work together to lift them up and help them feel safe once again.

The domestic violence crisis affects us all. It continues to claim lives of our community members of all backgrounds. It endangers our first responders and leaves families devastated and survivors traumatized.

If you know someone who is experiencing domestic violence, they need to know that they are not alone. There are so many community members here to help and support them.

The Minnesota Day One Program hosts the state’s 24/7 hotline for victim/survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking and can be contacted via calling (1-866-223-1111), texting (612-399-995), or chatting (

Domestic violence is a public and community crisis. This impacts us all.




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Mission & Services

Cornerstone’s continuum of service helps to create communities where individuals and families are safe and children thrive. We advocate, educate and lead the way to social change. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime.

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Minnesota Day One®

A statewide program of Cornerstone, Day One® works to ensure that no call for help goes unanswered so that all in need can find safety and support. Day One connects people to experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking or general crime to help at agencies throughout the state.

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Call: 1.866.223.1111
Text: 612.399.9995

Please call 911 in an emergency.

Minnesota Crime Victims

Cornerstone’s General Crime Victim Advocacy program assists victims of assault, child abuse, impaired drivers, elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, homicide and other crimes. We also can connect you to crime victim agencies through Minnesota via our statewide Minnesota Crime Victim Support Line.

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Call: 1.866.385.2699
Text: 612.399.9977

Please call 911 in an emergency.

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