Women of Nations runs the Eagle’s Nest Shelter, a 44-bed emergency shelter for women and children who have experienced trauma from domestic violence, sexual violence or dating violence. All services at the shelter are free for clients and include a wide-range of support services such as case management, transportation, support groups, housing assistance, substance abuse counseling and psycho-educational classes. While Women of Nations is a Native American culturally-focused organization, all are welcome at our shelter and to utilize our services.
Outreach and Community Engagement (OCE)
The Women of Nations Outreach and Community Engagement program provides support and advocacy to survivors who are not in need of emergency shelter, and education and volunteer opportunities to individuals around the Twin Cities. OCE also assists clients who are transitioning out of the Eagle’s Nest Shelter or other shelters by providing continued assistance with their work towards becoming self-sufficient and recovering from trauma. Case Managers provide one-on-one counseling, home visits, legal advocacy and connect them with other resources they are in need of.
Experiencing or witnessing any type of violence or abuse can result in trauma. Trauma can have a major impact on decision-making, cognitive functions and emotional maturity in both adults and children. Trauma-informed care is used in our programs and services to minimize the possibility that a client will experience further trauma. Trauma-informed care is incorporated in all aspects of care and service delivery. We strive to give our clients the tools, resources and support to process trauma and grief and to set them up for successful futures.