Cornerstone was founded in 1983 by a group of forward-thinking and caring volunteers. Since then we have expanded in size, scope and geographic footprint. Through it all, we remain committed to serving our community.

Now through October 2023, Cornerstone is celebrating 40 years of providing life-changing programs for individuals and families experiencing violence and abuse. Our 40th anniversary is a chance to honor those who made the last 40 years possible: volunteers, donors, board members, staff and the community. It is also an opportunity to reflect back on the strength and accomplishments of our agency and those we serve.

We will be celebrating our 40th anniversary year in several ways:

  • An ongoing celebration throughout 2023 in Cornerstone’s newsletters and social media, which will include stories, reflections, and accomplishments
  • The official Anniversary Celebration fundraiser on October 27, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Valley Country Club. This event is officially open for registration here.

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Details to be announced. Join our e-newlsetter mailing list to learn about upcoming events, opportunities to engage and other plans to honor Cornerstone’s history.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

We invite you to consider sponsoring this important year for Cornerstone. Sponsorship opportunities are outlined here (PDF). Please contact Courtney Poja, Director of Advancement, with questions or to customize a sponsorship package at

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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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