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Welcome!

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.

A Note about Garage Sales...

It is Garage Sale Season!  We hope your sale is very successful.  

We are often asked, "What should I do with my leftover garage sale items? Can I bring them to the shelter?"  

We are so grateful when Anna Marie's Shelter comes to mind!  Unfortunately, we do not have room for all of these items.   

Please call our Manager of Volunteer Services and In-Kind Donations, Kim Salitros at 320-251-7203 x 210 if you have questions.  She can clarify what we need and what things we cannot use.  

We also collaborate with Catholic Charities.  Shelter residents often find needed items there.

Thank you for your kindness. Please understand, we hate to turn donations away.  Yet, if we do not have room or cannot use your items, we hate to see items go to waste even more. 

Our very best to you for a successful garage sale!

We could use....

the following items:

  • Combs and Brushes
  • Standard Size Bed Pillows
  • Cake-decorating gels and numbered candles for birthday celebrations!
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Paper Napkins
  • Women's pajamas--all sizes
  • Women's slippers with non-skid soles
  • Women's underwear--sizes 5-8
  • Hand Towels
  • Facial Tissue
  • Toilet Paper
  • New or gently used appliances for women leaving the shelter and moving into their own homes!  

 

Need a Speaker?

Do you need a speaker for a service club, faith community or workplace event? Anna Marie’s Alliance can present on a wide variety of topics. From discussing the programs and services of the agency to increasing awareness of healthy relationships and understanding the dynamics of domestic violence, our speakers would be happy to meet with your group.

In addition to our suite of presentations surrounding domestic violence, we have two additional efforts working towards primary prevention. Connect: growing a healthy relationship community ™ program trains all areas of our communities from neighborhoods to workplaces to faith, health and educational facilities. Working from a broader perspective of communication, Connect holds the key messages of respect, interconnectedness, safety, and empowerment.

The newest ancillary program is Green Dot of St. Cloud. Collaborating with the Central MN Sexual Assault Center, Anna Marie’s Alliance Prevention and Education Advocates present a nationally acclaimed program on the effects of being a bystander and gives simple action steps for intervention when abusive behaviors, (of any kind) are witnessed.

Call Deb at 320.251.7203 x 252 or Debras@annamaries.org to learn more.

 

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 Mackenzie 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.

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

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

  • June 8-21  Crafts Direct Charity of the Week @ Crafts Direct in St. Cloud
  • June 12     FGHC Golf Outing to Benefit Anna Marie's Alliance
  • June 17     FGHC 5K at Cold Spring Brewery to Benefit Anna Marie's Alliance
  • June 24-25  Disc Golf for a Cause

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

Call 911 if this is an emergency


24-HOUR CRISIS LINE

320.253.6900

800.950.2203


ADMINISTRATION

320-251-7203

TTY: 320.258.3321


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