Thank you for asking what volunteer support and donations we need most right now. We are grateful to our community partners who help us meet specific requests from our staff and the people we serve. Together, we can make sure that people experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and crime have what they need to be safe and feel confident in their next steps.

When people donate to Cornerstone it is so important for them to know that they really are helping a lot of people who need it. I couldn’t have navigated the terrifyingly turbulent storms without Cornerstone.  This organization is invaluable! – past Cornerstone participant

Urgent Needs

The following information is updated regularly in response to what we hear from our staff and our participants about their evolving current needs. The following list of volunteer opportunities and needs was updated on 8/22/23.

Volunteer Opportunities

Childcare Assistance

Cornerstone is looking for volunteers to assist with childcare while our participants attend meetings, go to appointments, or run errands. Shifts are weekly on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Brooklyn Center Farmers Market

Cornerstone will have a resource table at the Brooklyn Center Farmers Market on August 24th and September 28th, and we are looking for volunteers to help share information about our services.

Toy Sanitizing

As colder weather approaches, we need to do some cleaning and sanitizing of toys and other items. This would be a great opportunity for a group or as an individual volunteer looking to contribute. Scheduling is flexible. 

Join Cornerstone’s Board of Directors

Want to make a difference in the lives of those who have experienced violence and trauma? We are currently seeking a diverse group of board candidates with varied backgrounds and areas of expertise to join our Board of Directors. We encourage applicants with lived experiences related to our mission and/or who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color; and people who identify as LGBTQ+. We specifically are seeking candidates with expertise in fundraising, legal matters, public policy, and/or who are employed within a small business enterprise or have local corporate affiliations.

Please click here for a description of the role and to access the application.

Tuesday Night Community Meals

We are looking for volunteer groups to host Tuesday night community meals for Cornerstone participants on September 26th and October 24th. If you and/or your group is interested in helping out or have questions, please contact

Volunteer groups will shop and prepare a meal for 15-25 people, serve the meal to Cornerstone families and then clean up. Groups are here from 4:30pm to 7:00pm including set up and cleaning. Group size is usually 5-7 volunteers.

Financial Gifts

Cornerstone continues to provide critical supportive services to individuals and families in crisis. We need your continued financial support. Please consider making a donation to support victims / survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime at

Donated Goods

Due to limited storage space, we can only accept items listed below. All items must be new, unused and with tags on. Thank you for thinking of Cornerstone.

We are only able to accept the following items at this time. Last updated August 2023

  • School supplies, especially pencils and notebooks
  • $25-50 gift cards to big-box stores and grocery stores (Walmart, Target, etc.) so we can be flexible in meeting the most immediate needs of our participants
  • Specific items from our 2023 Amazon Wish List

Donations may be dropped off at our Bloomington location Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Please email once you’ve dropped off a donation so that we may record your gift and properly thank you. If you’d like to purchase items online and ship them to us, please use the following shipping address for Cornerstone: 

Attn: Courtney P.
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

Cornerstone is unable to accept the following items at any time: 

  • Any used or gently-used items
  • Any items with opened or damaged packaging
  • Any items purchased more than one year ago
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Travel-sized / hotel-size personal care items and toiletries
  • Medications
  • Perishable food

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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.

Learn more

Call: 1.866.385.2699
Text: 612.399.9977

Please call 911 in an emergency.

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