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The Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women, doing business as Anna Marie's Alliance, is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing safe shelter, support, and referral services for battered women and their children. The Alliance also works with the community on systems change and violence prevention.

Anna Marie's Alliance has sheltered over 14,797 battered women and their children since 1979—more than 8,427 of these were children.

We hold the dream of non-violence for women & children

until they can hold it for themselves.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During the Month of October, we pause to remember why we do this work. 

We remember the victims and survivors of domestic violence, those who struggle with the economics of leaving, children who witness or experience violence, those who are not safe, and those who have created new lives for themselves.  

We pause to thank the Advocates of Anna Marie's Shelter for their compassion, dedication, and wisdon is assisting anyone and everyone who comes to them for help.

We pause to thank the staff of Anna Marie's Alliance for supporting this work in every way including with humor, grace, and dignity.

We pause to thank the leadership and the board of directors for their passion for this mission.

And we pause to thank our community for supporting this work and for working with us to make our community a place where everyone is safe.

Take a moment, pause....and join us in remembering all of these things this month. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Anna Marie's Alliance to Expand & Remodel

Center for Family Peace

After months of planning and working, we are proud to announce Anna Marie’s Alliance Building Hope: A Capital Campaign.  We are nearly half-way to our goal of $4 million to remodel and expand Anna Marie’s Shelter. 

Here are our goals:

  1. We will expand our current shelter to build the Center for Family Peace.  This will be a place where community members and those who need our services, but not shelter, can gather to learn and get information.
  2. We will also phase in remodeling our current shelter from communal style living to apartment style to offer women and children a better opportunity to heal and create self-sufficiency.  This will be completed in phases so there will always be shelter available to those who need it. 

Why are we doing this?  Two reasons:  Prevention—We need to stop domestic violence before it starts.  Building more beds will not prevent abuse, only education and outreach services will provide our community with a way to prevent domestic violence.  Improved Services—Our current shelter is 17-years old.  It is not configured to offer optimum services to the women and children who need it the most.  Apartment style living will provide moms and kids with more family time to develop independence and learn to live as a family.

We hope to break ground on this new adventure in April 2018 and dedicate our new building in October 2018 which is also our 40th Anniversary! 

Anna Marie’s Alliance continues to innovate, grow, and provide the best services to our community.  We hope you will join us in this journey.

To donate:  please use the attached pledge sheet.

For more information: contact Charles or Sandy at 320-251-7203.

Download this file (Pledge Form.pdf)Pledge Sheet[Pledge Sheet]164 kB

We need....

We need the following items for October 2017:

Our residents are in need of:

  • Toilet Tissue
  • Rolls of Paper Towels
  • Size 4 and 5 Diapers
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Disposable shavers
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Socks for women
  • Women's Underwear-All Sizes
  • Robes
  • Ladies Pajama sets
  • Full-size Bottles of Shampoo
  • Full-size Bottles of Conditioner
  • Women's Slippers with non-skid soles
  • Ethnic hair care products (pink oil moisturizer, black gel, etc.)

If you have questions, please contact:

 Kim Salitros at 320-251-7203 x 210 or email at KimS@annamaries.org



Share Today. Shape Tomorrow.

Are you a caring individual who wants to help children succeed?

  • Men and Women 55+
  • 15 hours per week
  • Hourly reimbursement*
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Other rewarding benefits

Now is the perfect time to train to become a Foster Grandparent!

20 hours preservice training given

Call Jennifer Lieser at 320.229.4589 for more info

*This is a “paid” volunteer position offered by Catholic Charities Central MN Foster Grandparent Program.

Download this file (2017 October Needs List.pdf)October Needs List[ ]54 kB

Consider a Gift to Anna Marie's Alliance

We are grateful for the support our community has given us this year.  

Unfortunately we do not get to stop fundraising.  We continue to fundraise to keep the lights on, the computers humming, providing services to over 1,900 adult and child victims of domestic violence, education programs that provide information and mentoring to over 7,000 students, AND we have provided shelter to 11 dogs, 11 cats, and 1 rat in the Pet Safe Shelter in the last year!

Please consider a donation to Anna Marie's Alliance as part of your holiday giving.  

  • You can mail a donation to Anna Marie's Alliance, PO Box 367, St. Cloud, MN 56302
  • Use the GIVEMN donation button on this page
  • Or call us at 320-251-7203 x 254 and talk to Kayle to make a donation over the phone.

We appreciate any and all support.  

Thank you!

Events for Anna Marie's Alliance

anna maries heart 1Anna Marie's Alliance is fortunate to have the support of our community.

November 4 | 10:00 am - 4:00pm | VFW 428 St. Cloud, MN

Craft Sale to benefit Anna Marie's Alliance

For additional information on these events, email SandyN@annamaries.org.  

Thank you for your support.  We cannot do our work without your help.

If you would like to hold a fundraising event for Anna Marie's Alliance or any of our programs, contact Sandy Nadeau at SandyN@annamaries.org.

Many thanks!


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Anna Marie's Alliance

P.O. Box 367
Saint Cloud, MN 56302

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TTY: 320.258.3321

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