Services from The Refuge Network a program of Family Pathways

You're not alone.  We're here to help.  The Refuge Network is your place to turn to if you're a victim of domestic abuse or violence.

All services are free and confidential.

24 Hour Toll Free Crisis Hotline at 1.800.338.SAFE (7233)

If you are in immediate danger call 911.

24-Hour Crisis InterventionThe Refuge Network is the safe place to turn to for help for victims of domestic violence throughout the Minnesota counties of Chisago, Kanabec, and Isanti just north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

  • Information and referral
  • Safety Planning
  • Support

Emergency Shelter/Safe Housing

  • Accessible 24 hours a day
  • Transportation

Personal Advocacy

  • Case Management
  • Follow Up
  • Provide assistance towards self-sufficiency

Legal Advocacy

  • Orders for Protection
  • Support through court process
  • Law Clinics

The Refuge Network's Woman Support Groups

  • Helping women to become empowered by gaining strength, understanding, and healing.  Free and confidental.


Mora - Thursday's 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  More information call 320-679-1737

Chisago City - Monday's 6 p.m -7:30 p.m.  More information call 651-257-2890

Cambridge - Monday's 10 a.m. - 11:30 am. More information call 763-689-3532


Youth Services

  • School-based violence prevention curriculum on bullying, sexual assault, anger management, dating and family violence
  • Youth Leadership

Community Education

  • Parenting Groups
  • Increase awareness about domestic violence
  • Advocate for social change


Professional Training

  • For law enforcement, attorneys, clergy, teachers, medical, civic groups and other community professionals
  • Inquires call 763-689-3532

Legal Aid Resources

Central MN Legal
Pro Bono Legal Services through a volunteer attorney program 612.689.2849

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW)
Contact  651.646.6177

Battered Women's Legal Advocacy
Call: 612.343.9842 or 800.313.2666

Criminal Justice

  • Respond to victims after law enforcement intervention

  • Assistance filing police report

  • Support through the criminal court process