Advocates Against Domestic Abuse dba HOPE (Healing Opportunity Provided Equally) was established in 1981 as a

501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Aitkin County, Minnesota. The agency is supported entirely by public & private grants, fundraisers and donations. We need your assistance to continue to assist domestic violence victims.  Please make your tax-deductible donation today! 

Take a Stand Against Violence.


We envision the Aitkin community becoming increasingly more intentional about partnering to develop a team based, multi-level approach to meet the complex needs of all people experiencing domestic violence.

Our Mission

Our Values

HOPE Goals

HOPE (Healing Opportunity Provided Equally) works to end violence and provide safety through education and advocacy to all people experiencing domestic violence.

Build a culture to reflect HOPE's vision and values, providing unity and one voice to end domestic violence in the community.

Develop educational opportunities and materials appropriate for multi-age levels.

Increase funding to support seamless services to meet the needs of people experiencing domestic violence.

We believe every person has value and should be treated with dignity.
We demonstrate this by:

  • Offering services without judgement.

  • Treating people with compassion.

  • Providing education.

  • Promoting fairness.

  • Building relationships. We are part of the community and they are part of our work.

  • Recognizing strengths.