(Photos of a bedroom, day care center, and dining area of Anna Marie's Shelter.)
"...finally my daughter and I feel safe. The groups and daycare are amazing and the meetings with my advocate helped the most. I can't thank Anna Marie's Alliance enough, they are a miracle." ~ A.S.
Anna Marie's Shelter provides 24 hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children. Located in St. Cloud, MN, Anna Marie’s is a safe place where victims receive information, referral, and confidential advocacy services to help them move on with their lives. Aftercare Advocacy continues to provide support and information for individuals upon leaving the shelter. The shelter has 36-beds, communal living ,dining, and play rooms and allows for stays up to 45 days.
Jill Eckhoff Transition House
This three bedroom house offers a safe, secure and supportive environment for women transitioning from Anna Marie's Shelter. Women begin stabilizing their lives by working on parenting, budgeting, permanent housing and basic life skills. Advocates are committed to assisting women in meeting their long term needs.
A separate shelter for cats, dogs and other small family pets is being built on site with the emergency shelter. Women and their children may visit and play with their pet and relax knowing their furry friend is safer than if they would have had to leave it behind. This area will also double as an education center for the children to learn about caring for their pets and kindness for living things.