The Saint Paul Intervention Project provides a continuum of Advocacy and Support Services. Annually, we serve over 5,600 victims and their children, and receive 8,000 calls for support and information on our 24-hour crisis line.
24-Hour Crisis Line
Acute Intervention Services
Bridges to Safety
Children, Youth & Adolescent Services
Community Outreach Programming
Family Transitional Services
Hospital/Clinic Advocacy Program
Latino Immigrant & Refugee Family Violence Program
Muslim Battered Women's Outreach Program
Older Battered Women's Program
Southeast Asian Services
System Advocacy Program
Twenty-four hour crisis support to an estimated 9,000 victims each year.<< Back to Program List
Provides crisis intervention, advocacy, information and increased protection for over 3,700 victims each year immediately following an assault, throughout the entire legal process, and daily safety planning. This includes the FLARE-UP Project, which increases services/ protections to 400 victims of highly lethal offenders and reduced domestic homicides in St. Paul by over 65% since 2005.
SPIP works to insure victims and their children can remain safe in their homes, schools, places of employment, and that the violent behaviors of the perpetrators is stopped before the same or new victim is again assaulted.
Acute Intervention Services are at the heart of our agency. That first contact with victims sets the foundation for an ongoing relationship of advocacy and support, which will encompass the entire legal process, their and their family’s crisis needs, ongoing safety planning, and a range of critical transitional services.
When a domestic assault occurs and there is police involvement, our agency is contacted immediately, 24-hours per day, seven days a week.
Upon contact a legal advocate contacts the victim.
The advocate ascertains safety needs and conducts a protection plan, need for emergency medical attention, possible emergency shelter, whether or not all the injuries were documented at the scene, and victim’s crisis needs.
Lead partner and administer of community and government full-collaborative “Victim Service Center”; serving over 1,200 victims each year. Services provided at Bridges to Safety include crisis intervention and personal advocacy; legal advocacy; legal consultation and representation; law enforcement investigation and assistance; Order for Protection writing/filing; supervised play for children; access to safe child visitation services; and referral to shelter, permanent and transitional housing, employment, personal counseling, and other community partners.
Comments from Bridges to Safety participants:
"I appreciated your help listening and working with me. Thank you for your patience!"
"You're all angels! With all you did for me today, I feel very safe and secure. Thank you so very much. I will come back soon to update you on whatever happens to me. God bless and more power to you all."
"Every staff member has been very friendly and helpful. They have shown they care and are doing everything in their power to help me during this difficult time. It is greatly appreciated."
"I assume that the people working here are women that have been through domestic violence or know someone who has been through what I'm going through because they know how to approach the situation. They were very respectful and resourceful and I thank them for their help and caring and for making a difference."
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Provides over 50 education/outreach programs and 200 networking sessions in the community, focusing on communities/persons with increased barriers to accessing help, to ensure programs are available to all women and children.<< Back to Program List
Family Transitional Services addresses the multiple effects of domestic violence in meeting the critical long- and short-term needs of battered women and their children.<< Back to Program List
Works in partnership with the medical community in educating health care staff and ensuring that over 400 patients yearly who are deliberately abused can receive intervention, services and protection.<< Back to Program List
Culturally competent education, accountability and skills building groups to 70 highly lethal offenders, resulting in less than 15% violent crime recidivism rate.<< Back to Program List
Annually provides over 618 Latina and immigrant victims’ legal & general advocacy, and statewide culturally appropriate outreach and education.<< Back to Program List
Ensures Muslim battered women have access to the help and services they need, serving over 200 Muslim victims each year.<< Back to Program List
General and legal advocacy services to over 350 older battered women annually, meeting their unique safety, emotional and transitional needs.<< Back to Program List
Establishes a link with, and provides culturally/linguistically appropriate legal and general advocacy to 582 SE Asian victims (and their children) yearly.<< Back to Program List
Works effectively with the criminal justice and government systems to improve responses to domestic violence; promote policies to protect the victims and their families, and increase the number of assailants held legally responsible for their violence. The creation and ongoing implementation of the “Blueprint for Safety” (a national guide for the criminal justice system’s response to domestic violence from 911 to case disposition) is one example of this collaborative work.<< Back to Program List
Critical short and long-term services to 4,800 victims and their children; including ongoing safety planning, obtaining orders for protection, securing shelter, medical care, transportation, housing, basic needs, employment, and financial aid.<< Back to Program List
Multiple-weekly Support/Education Groups in English & Spanish. Services include the General Support Group, designed for all victims; Latina Support Group; Older Batter Women's Groups; and Groups for Women who are Incarcerated. Our groups assist victims in breaking their isolation, becoming knowledgeable of beneficial opportunities and resources, and creating a network of support.<< Back to Program List
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