The WoMen’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc. (WRAP) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization which received its determination letter on May 29, 1997 from the Internal Revenue Service. The main purposes of WRAP is to provide safety options, shelter, and advocacy and referral services for battered women and their children and alleviate domestic violence in the communities of Southwest Minnesota. This grass roots network of women helping women began in October 1979.

The Womanspace and Yellow Medicine Women’s Center programs were started in Lyon and Yellow Medicine counties in 1994. WRAP operated as a corporation, with the Committee Against Domestic Violence (CADA), Mankato, Minnesota as its fiscal agent, from July 1, 1004 until June 30, 1997 when it obtained its own 501(c)(3) tax-exempt determination. Services to Lincoln, Murray and Redwood counties were added at this same time.

WRAP operates Community Action Programs (CAP) for anyone affected by domestic violence in four Southwest Minnesota counties:

    WRAP- Lyon, located in Marshall
    WRAP-Lincoln, served out of Marshall
    WRAP-Yellow Medicine, located in Granite Falls
    WRAP-Redwood, located in Redwood Falls

WRAP also provides services in Murray County upon request by victims, law enforcement, or other agencies, even though this county is not included in the funding received from the State of Minnesota, Office of Justice Programs.


According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men
have been victims of domestic violence. All victims deserve support and advocacy.
YOU can join us in helping victims of domestic violence throughout Minnesota.

WoMen’s Rural Advocacy Program (WRAP), serves all those affected by domestic violence in Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, and Yellow Medicine Counties. It is time that our communities join together to help people that have been victimized. It is happening everywhere and there are resources available. Anyone may be a victim of abuse at some point in their life. Battering cuts across all economic levels, educational backgrounds, ethnicities, and who is married, separated, living with or involved in a relationship with a male or female partner. Victims can be any age; they can be doctors, homemakers, students, secretaries, factory workers, or anyone else. Please join us on Thursday, November 14, 2019 for Give to the Max Day and help WRAP secure safe, affordable, and adequate housing while promoting empowerment and self-sufficiency trough advocacy and community collaboration to end the cycle of violence.
Your tax-deductible gift will mean so much as we help victims and their children:

  • $25 : A gas card can be provided to victims and children, as they flee domestic violence. They often need help with transportation expenses to get to a safe place or meet with a WRAP advocate.
  • $50 : A gift card to a local store, for basic needs, is provided to victims and their children. When people flee domestic violence they often leave everything behind. WRAP provides items such as diapers and wipes, toothpaste, laundry soap, clothing, etc.
  • $100 : Safe shelter and food for 1 night can be provided. As people are fleeing, they often need a safe place to stay until they can work with a WRAP advocate.
  • $200 : Help a victim and their children, by supplying a deposit for utilities, as they restart their lives in a new home.
  • $450 : Provide a victim and their children four nights of safe housing, in a hotel as they flee from violence. All food and personal care items are provided for the family during this time.
  • $650 : One month’s worth of rent for the WRAP safe house, which is located throughout the Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, and Yellow Medicine Counties. A victim and their children are able to stay up to 29 days at a secured house, as they work on progressing forward.

Our goal is to raise $1,000 this year and you can help us reach it. You can donate TODAY and it will count towards Give to the Max!

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