Getting vaccinated is the surest way to get Minnesotans back to the people and activities we love! We are ready to say GOODBYE to COVID-19 in 2022!
We know people have many questions about COVID-19 vaccines, but they are safe and effective! The requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine are the same as all other vaccines. To be used, the manufacturers must present study data showing that their vaccine is safe and works. These data are closely reviewed by several scientific groups and they make informed decisions about the risks and benefits of using the vaccines. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/…/cor…/vaccine/basics.html
Early giving is already underway, but tomorrow is Give to the Max day! Get a head start on giving today and include Women of Nations-Eagles Nest Shelter in your causes to support! Women of Nations provides culturally-specific emergency services and support to all who have experienced trauma from domestic violence and sexual assault. We empower Native American communities to put an end to all forms of violence through education and prevention. While Women of Nations is a Native American culturally-focused organization, all our welcome at our shelter and to utilize our services!
The Woodbury HER Team has organized a Her Drive for the clients of Women of Nations-Eagles Nest Shelter and the residents at Dakota Woodlands Homeless Shelter! They are collecting feminine hygiene products and gently used or new Bras at a number of different drop off locations between August 20th and September 19th. We cannot thank them enough for organizing this drive to help so many of our amazing clients get the products they need!
Check out the fliers below for more information about the Her Drive and where to drop off donations!
June 1st- July 31st: Signal Garage Auto Care is holding a School Supply Drive for Women of Nations- Eagles Nest Shelter! Every maintenance service preformed during this time, Signal Garage will donate $10 towards educational and school supplies. They are also accepting monetary and supply donations at any of their shops!
Signal Garage Auto Care- Locations
Signal Garage Auto Care 2050 Grand Ave St Paul, MN 55105 (651) 690-1487
#DocuSAFE is their brand-new, free app that helps survivors upload images and videos for safekeeping, send materials to trusted contacts, and securely catalogue evidence for easy retrieval. Learn more before you download: https://www.techsafety.org/docusafe
Women of Nations Announces Fall Feast
Women of Nations
PO Box 7125
St. Paul, MN 55107
Contact: Kelly Marie Prosen, Director of Development & Community Outreach
St. Paul, MN July 10th, 2014—Domestic abuse impacts one in three Minnesota women by the age of forty. Victims of domestic abuse represent women from across socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Women of Nations, the third largest domestic violence shelter in Minnesota, provides shelter and advocacy to women and children fleeing domestic violence and education to our community.
On August 12th, 2013 Women of Nations will hold its annual Fall Feast. Incorporating traditional food and music, Women of Nations will honor those who have passed as a result of domestic violence and honor those who have survived. Please join us at the Little Earth Gymnasium (2501 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN) from 5:00-7:00pm.
Beginning in 1982, WON served Native American women victimized by domestic violence through assisting them in obtaining Orders for Protection and advocating on their behalf with law enforcement, judicial and social service systems, and other entities as needed. In 2014, Women of Nations provides supportive services including crisis intervention, advocacy, and shelter for Native American and other battered women and educates the public on domestic violence issues.
One June 15th, 2014, Women of Nations kicked off its inaugural 5K, Conquer the Crossroads with 50 participants in St. Paul’s Battle Creek Park.
Last year in Minnesota 37 women were murdered by an intimate partner, nearly all of whom reported experiencing domestic violence prior to their murders. Domestic violence affects one in three women in Minnesota, and follows a predictable, insidious, and deadly pattern.
For over 30 years, Women of Nations has helped women and children break this pattern by escaping violent homes and building new, hope-filled lives. Through our Eagles’ Nest Shelter, our 24 hour crisis line, and our community advocacy programs we serve over 1,000 women and children annually.
Conquer the Crossroads is an event that celebrates the strength of all women and helps us support women who are leaving abusive relationships.
We’d like to say thank you to all our participants and volunteers and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Domestic violence impacts Native American women in complex and subtle ways.
Among those ways are increased rates of stalking against Native American Women. According to the Department of Justice, Native American women experience stalking at higher rates than women of other ethnic backgrounds. Stalking is a particularly insidious form of intimidation—it prevents women who have left abusive relationships from feeling safe in their homes, places of employment, or her house of worship.
With increased use of smartphones and their GPS , stalking has become easier than ever. The ability to stalk a partner is just an app download away. Senator Al Franken has currently purposed legislation that would ensure the illegality of stalking apps. You can hear him talking to Morning Edition’s Cathy Wurzer about the purposed legislation here.
Here at Women of Nations we’ve started a lunchtime 5K club. Once a week we get together and run three miles over our lunch break. It’s been an incredible way to get to know one another outside of the office. It’s also a nice way to break up the day, gives us some space to problem solve creatively, and helps us manage the stress of the work we do.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all at our first annual Conquer the Crossroads 5K on June 15th in Battle Creek Park. A trail run/walk open to all ages, Conquer the Crossroads will raise funds for Women of Nations and help us raise awareness surrounding domestic violence.