​HOPE recognizes that relationships and families are each unique and special.  We help all people, regardless of sex, gender, race, religion, age and ethnicity.

HOPE Emergency/Safe Housing is designated for individuals experiencing domestic violence and in need of safety.  We provide private, secure apartment(s) for families to be together with their child(ren) and are pet friendly.  Availability is limited.  Please contact an Advocate if you are in need of assistance.  1.888.276.1720


Providing: Supervised Visitations and Parent Education Classes 

Our Values

HOPE Goals

The local community partnering to meet the needs of all 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.


Our Mission

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

Advocates Against Domestic Abuse dba HOPE (Healing Opportunity Provided Equally) was established in 1981 and is 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! 

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.

Megan Cummings, Executive Director


Darla Blegan, Legal Advocate


Amanda Johnson, DV Advocate


Lee Ann Hohenstein, Family Visitation Coordinator


Grace Ulferts, Family Advocate