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Below are resources for those who have experienced sexual and/or gender-based violence, stalking, dating/domestic violence. If you are seeking resources for someone other than yourself, please remember it is important for the victim/survivor to have agency to make decisions for themselves.


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know has recently experienced sexual assault or other violence, it is highly recommended to visit a medical professional. The following resources may be helpful for those needing immediate access to services and resources.

Sexual Assault

If you or someone you know has recently experienced sexual assault, it is highly recommended to visit a medical professional.

Minnesota Resources

Obtain free medical care at your local hospital emergency room. Let the hospital staff know that you have experienced sexual violence. If you have questions review this information about Sexual Assault Forensic Exams.

In the Duluth area

Essentia Health emergency room
407 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55805

St. Luke’s Emergency Room
1012 E. 2nd Street
Building A, 2nd Floor
Duluth, MN 55805

Crisis Resources

Find Help in Minnesota
This site will provide information on how to contact an advocate, seek emergency medical care, support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing victims/survivors, support and information for those who do not speak English and a directory for Minnesota resources.

PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault)
24/7 crisis hotline for the Duluth, MN area

National resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They can help connect you to your closest local resource. Online chat/video conference is available as well.


1 in 6 National Helpline

Specific for men who have experienced sexual abuse and/or assault

Domestic Violence

If you, or someone you know is needing to leave an abusive relationship, advocates at the following organizations can help plan for safety, connect with resources, and more.

Minnesota Resources

Safe Haven Shelter (Duluth)

Dabinoo’Igan (Duluth)

Esperanza United

  • 24-hour MN crisis line in Spanish and English
  • Family advocacy for Latinx communities living in the Twin Cities and surrounding cities

Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline
Call: 866-223-1111
Text: 612-399-9995

National Resources

Love Is Respect
Text: LOVEIS to 22522

StrongHearts Native Helpline

The Deaf Hotline
855-812-1001 (Voice/VP)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline


If you believe you are in immediate danger due to stalking/harassment, contact emergency services at 9-1-1.

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center
Note: this resource does NOT provide direct service to victims.

Get Help When You’re Ready

The resources below are a great starting point to understanding what resources are available for when you, or someone you care about is ready or would like to seek more information. If someone you care about has experienced sexual and/or gender-based violence, you are welcome to utilize the resources provided as well.

Confidential resources

On-campus confidential resources

Extended Sites

If you are not located on the Duluth campus and would like resources specific to your campus area, please look below. You may also find state and national resources helpful.

  • Austin, MN
    • Crime Victims Resource Center
      24-hour crisis line — works with various crime victims, including domestic abuse/assault, sexual assault, rape, stalking and harassment
      101 14th St. NW, Austin, MN 55912
  • Brainerd, MN
    • Sexual Assault Services
      24-hour crisis, information and referral line
      218-828-0494 or Toll Free 1-888-458-0494
    • Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center
      24-hour crisis, information and resources line
      218-828-1216 or 888-777-1248
  • Cloquet, MN
  • Duluth, MN
    • Safe Haven Shelter
      Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence
  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
    • Fond du Lac Human Services
      218-879-1227 or Toll-Free #: 1-888-888-6007
      Advocacy Crisis Line: 218-348-1817
      Advocacy Crisis Pager: 218-725-9289
  • Grand Rapids, MN
    • Advocates for Family Peace
      Providing advocacy and support for victims and survivors of domestic violence
      1611 NW 4th Street Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    • Support within Reach
      Advocacy and support for victims and survivors of sexual assault. SWR also provides support to friends and family members of survivors
  • Inver Grove Heights, MN
  • St. Cloud, MN
  • St. Paul

Off-campus resources

For further resources, visit any of the following sites: provides information on healthy relationships, dating red flags, and a variety of other topics for teens and young adults

National Sexual Violence Resource Center contains information, resources, events, and actions for those impacted by sexual violence. focuses specifically on men who have experienced sexual abuse and assault. There are resources for friends, family, and partners as well.

Pathways to Safety provides information, advocacy, and resources to citizens of the United States who experienced sexual and/or gender-based violence while living, traveling, or studying abroad.