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Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

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Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: To empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity.

Results: We find that prevention of adolescent sex trading is in the best interest of Minnesota taxpayers. It results in a return on investment of approximately $34 for every $1 spent.

Target demographics: Native American women and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: approximately 2,500 individuals through direct service, community training, and systems-change advocacy programs

Geographic areas served: the Twin Cities metro area

Programs: Family Stabilization and Parenting, Supportive and Emergency Housing, The Learning Center Library & Training Activities, Cherish The Children Learning Center (early childhood education), Nokomis Endaad/"Grandmother's House" outpatient chemical dependency treatment, Sexual Assault Advocacy.

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The Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC) provides critical, culturally appropriate services to Native American women and children. These services include emergency shelter, supportive housing, counseling for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, chemical dependency treatment, and other services. This is a progressive and vital institution that provides assistance to individuals and groups for whom other organizations do not have the expertise to help.