Welcome to the
Women's Shelter

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Women's Shelter Inc. provides outreach, advocacy, and housing to battered women and their children. Our advocates are passionate about helping families in need by assisting them every step of the way.

Whether you've decided to stay or leave, we can help you discover ways to keep yourself safe. If you have questions about abuse, want to help someone you know, or are just trying to understand your relationship, we have the experience to help you. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are always here for you. We also have Satellite Offices in Kasson, Preston, Wabasha and the Olmsted County Courthouse.

Our Mission

The mission of Women's Shelter, Inc. is to assist female victims of domestic violence and their children by establishing and maintaining a facility which will provide temporary shelter and services to these victims.


All of our volunteer opportunities are posted on the United Way Volunteer website. Please note that most volunteer positions require an application and interview.


Leaving an abusive relationship is more than just emotionally difficult. Many women who use our services leave behind everything they own just to escape. Sometimes women and children come to us with just the clothes on their back. We must provide clothing, bedding, medicine, diapers, toiletries, and, of course food and shelter. However, we can only continue to provide these things through the generosity of the community with both in-kind and monetary donations.

To donate money directly to the shelter, click here. To donate items – click here.

If you need assistance, please contact us at:

Women's Shelter, Inc.

PO Box 457
Rochester, MN 55903
(507) 285-1010 Crisis Line
(507) 285-1938 Business Line
(507) 287 0553 Fax Line

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