Published November 14, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — The StrongHearts Native Helpline, a partnered project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, is moving from Austin, Texas, to its permanent home in Eagan, Minnesota, a city in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area where its national headquarters will be based. The move will take place in the winter of 2018. More details will be announced as the move date draws closer.
“We are proud to call Minnesota as StrongHearts’ new home because of its rich Native history, Native population, and its status as a hub for Native-led organizations,” said StrongHearts Assistant Director Lori Jump (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians). “Organizations in Minnesota are also known for being very proactive and progressive in the work that is being done around domestic violence, which goes hand-in-hand with basing our operations in a supportive environment with a built-in network that fits StrongHearts’ mission and goals.”
Created in March 2017, the StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is the first national helpline created specifically to support Native Americans impacted by domestic violence and dating violence. With support from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, StrongHearts remains a collaborative project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.