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Pandemic lifelines: Domestic violence help


April 10, 2020

A statewide crisis hotline called Day One helps people suffering from domestic abuse at home: Call 866-223-1111 or text 612-399-9995.

Locally, the Fond du Lac Human Services Division is providing supportive services at the Brookston, Cloquet, and Sawyer Community Centers. Behavioral Health, Social Services, and Substance Use Disorder staff will be available to provide support to the community. The Behavioral Health Department is open and taking referrals, call 218-879-1227.

Fond du Lac Social Services Advocacy Program offers caring, culturally-sensitive advocacy for community members in times of crisis. Advocates assist with support, education, networking, court advocacy, self-help groups, and referrals to victims facing domestic abuse, sexual assault, and general crime. The crisis line 218-348-1817 is answered 24 hours a day and staff can assist with reporting a crime to law enforcement, providing orders for protection and harassment orders, obtaining available community resources, and providing support.

Other resources for people affected by domestic violence include:

• The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) Dabinoo’igan Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter at 218-722-2247.

• The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) in Superior at 715-392-3136.

• Safe Haven Shelter & Resource Center in Duluth at 218-728-6481.

• Family Pathways, otherwise known as Refuge Network, at crisis line 800-338-7233.


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