In addition to our KNOW Abuse Violence Prevention Curriculum, Cornerstone’s School Based Services team offers one-on-one youth advocacy support for students in nine different schools across the Twin Cities metro area. Cornerstone Advocacy Services has partnered with Hennepin County schools for over 25 years providing specialized services to individual students concerning a variety of issues related to violence prevention, including: building healthy relationships, anger management issues, harassment, identifying abusive behaviors, building support networks, and positive emotional expression.

Our team of youth advocates are ask-able adults; we are down to earth, easily approachable, and trained to support the social-emotional needs of young people. While we aren’t therapists, we are able to support basic mental health needs, be a supportive ear, and help young people develop skills that empower them to thrive and rise above challenges in their lives.

What is Youth Advocacy?

We provide free and confidential support to middle and high school students. This often looks like having someone to talk to, getting information about relationships and coping strategies, building safety plans, and connecting youth to other community resources.

Schools We Are Stationed In

Cornerstone provides youth advocacy in a multiple schools in the metro area, including:

  • Valley View Middle School
  • Jefferson High School
  • Kennedy High School
  • Richfield High School
  • Richfield Middle School
  • Eden Prairie High School
  • Brooklyn Center Community Schools
  • Osseo Senior High
  • Park Center Senior High

If you attend one of these schools and would like to to get connected with Cornerstone’s SBS Advocates, email us at!

Other Resources We Love

  • The Youth Law Project – Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Youth Law Project advises young people about their legal rights and responsibilities, helps them understand their legal options, and works to meet their goals. 
  • Love is Respect – Love is Respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources.
  • The Annex Teen Clinic – The Annex Teen Clinic helps young people take charge of their sexual health by providing confidential health services and education.
  • The Family Tree Clinic – Family Tree Clinic’s mission is to cultivate a healthy community through comprehensive sexual health care and education.
  • The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ+ young people. They provide information & support to LGBTQ+ 
young people 24/7, all year round.
  • The Walk In Counseling Center – The Walk-In Counseling Center provides free mental health counseling to help thousands of people in the Twin Cities address issues of depression, anxiety, chemical abuse/dependency, trauma, domestic violence and a variety of other emotional and interpersonal concerns.

Contact the School-Based Services Team

Schedule an appointment with a Cornerstone SBS advocate by emailing

For support after hours, please call the 24/7 crisis line at 1.866.223.1111.

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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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