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Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence

Advocates for Family Peace (AFFP) serves victims of intimate partner  domestic violence.  In particular, AFFP is organized to serve people experiencing an on-going pattern of coercion, intimidation, and emotional abuse, reinforced by the use and threat of physical and/or sexual violence.

The primary goal of advocacy is to increase safety for victims of domestic violence. We do this by listening closely to individuals and connecting them with the information, resources, and support they may need to make their own informed decisions.

Advocacy involves working with a victim of domestic violence to identify their individual needs as they strive to live a life free from violence and then developing a course of action to meet those needs. This can range from supportive listening and evaluating risks to providing assistance when a victim’s intimate partner has been arrested and/or assistance in filing a restraining order when needed.

Advocacy also involves working to make the legal and social systems effective, fair  and accessible to victims of domestic violence.

All advocacy services are free and confidential.




Itasca County Office
Advocates for Family Peace
1611 NW 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(Ph) 218-326-0388
or 1-800-909-8336
(Fax) 218-327-4052
Virginia Office
Advocates for Family Peace
820 9th Street N, # 150
Virginia MN, 55792
(Ph) 218-248-5512
NE St. Louis County Office
Advocates for Family Peace
302 E Howard St, # 127
Hibbing, MN 55746
(Ph) 218-263-8344
or 1-800-909-8336
(Fax) 218-440-1084