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Learn about WRAP and Domestic Abuse with resources form our Learn More section. Content is added regularly please check back soon. 

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Technology has a major impact on survivors of abuse. It can be used by a victim to access help, to strategically maintain safety and privacy, and to remain connected to family and friends. It is often used to prove guilt and hold offenders accountable. Yet, technology, in its various forms, is also misused by abusers and perpetrators in crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking.


Break the Cycle of Abuse

WRAP is here to help you understand patterns of abuse and help you break free from them. 

Safety Planning: Assist with setting up a personalized, practical plan that
includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or

What Is a Safety Plan?
A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain
safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. Safety
planning involves how to cope with emotions, tell friends and family about
the abuse, take legal action and more.

Emotional Control Wheel

Emotional and pyschological factors often keep people in abusive relationships. The Emotional Control Wheel illustration can help you to understand and identify patterns in this social problem.

Statistics are collected for all 4 WRAP counties. This information is available in the PDF document below.


FY2017 WRAP Agency Statistics

FY2018 WRAP Agency Statistics

Break the Cycle of Abuse

Being a teenager isn't easy. Teens are vulnerable to patterns of abuse as much as adults. Learning to break these patterns early can help empower young people to have well balanced social relationships.

How to Help a Friend or Family Member:

Are you concerned that someone you care about is experiencing abuse? Maybe you’ve noticed some warning signs, including:


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!

Media Center

A collection of popular brochures and downloadable/printables are listed below. Check back soon, there is more on the way.


pdf button General

pdf button Criminal Prosecution Process

pdf button Service Providers

pdf button tear-off sheets w. servics (all counties)

pdf buttonTeen Dating


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