Free and Confidential Services

24-Hour Phone Line

(218) 387-1237

(218) 387-1262

Our trained advocates are on call 24/7 via phone to offer support and resources.

Legal Support

We can support you through a  variety of civil and criminal legal processes including applying for restraining orders.

We cannot provide legal advice. 

Emergency Short Term Safe Housing

If you feel unsafe in your home, we can provide

short- term safe housing.

Information & Referrals

We can provide information to help you make decisions that are right for you, and refer to resources within and outside of Cook County.


Unsure if you want to report to law enforcement? 

We can help explore your options for you to make the decisions that are right for you.


We can accompany you for medical care and advocate for what you need and support you through the process.

We provide support groups for survivors, as well as community and school education. We can create an educational experience for children,  teens,  and adults. 


Lending Library

We have a library of over 650 books available to everyone. Books can be checked out from our office directly, or via the Grand Marais Public Library Catalog.

 Emotional Support

If you want to talk confidentially we will listen, believe and support you. Anyone is welcome to call our crisis line anonymously to speak to a trained advocate. 

Support for Youth

VPC can support and advocate for youth as well as adults. Individuals aged 13-17 years old can receive free & confidential services without parental/guardian permission. 

Safe & Strong presentations are available Pre-K through 6th grade students on body safety.

VPC can also provide programming, groups, support, and education on the following topics:

healthy relationships, safe boundaries, teen dating violence, sexual violence, and more.

Anyone can be subjected to or affected by domestic and/or sexual violence regardless of age, race, gender identity/expression, ethnicity, national origin, abilities, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status.


The VPC does not discriminate and works with anyone who currently is or has been subjected to or affected by domestic and/or sexual violence.

We work with primary survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence as well as secondary survivors. Secondary survivors are those who are close to the primary survivor and suffer consequences of the violence alongside the primary survivor. Secondary survivors can be friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, religious leaders, coaches, community members etc. Our staff and volunteers create a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

- Safety Alert -


If you are in danger, call 911 or our crisis line at (218) 387-1237 

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The mission of the Violence Prevention Center is to serve individuals and families in Cook County affected by domestic and sexual violence and to act as a catalyst in building healthy relationships and developing a community where violence is not tolerated.

Violence Prevention Center

Cascade Building, 21 W. 2nd St., Grand Marais, MN 55604.

PO Box 134, Grand Marais, MN 55604

PHONE: (218) 387-1262   OR   (218) 387-1237.

FAX: 218-387-2193