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What Happened in 2010?

  • In January, The Partnership for Domestic Abuse Services held a strategic planning session with community partners that resulted in a new strategic plan, mission, vision, and core values.
  • The Children's Room now has an adorable new mural, painted by Ambrosia, daughter of PDAS member Luz Mar’a Fr’as.
  • The PDAS On Site Services Committee organized trainings for PDAS members on topics such as technology safety, self-care, working with transgender participants, and Somali culture.
  • Bridges to Safety staff presented at a number of community and professional events, such as the Ramsey County Child Support workers inservice and a Domestic Violence Awareness Month candlelight vigil.
  • Bridges to Safety staff and PDAS members held an outreach event with the Hmong American Partnership to increase knowledge in the Hmong community of Bridges to Safety's services.
  • Jim Street, PDAS Governance Committee Chair, was appointed the new Second Judicial District Family Court Referee.
Who We Served in 2010:

In 2010, Bridges to Safety served 1499 participants, an increase of 13% over the 1324 participants served in 2009.

  • The busiest month of the year was March, with 154 participants served.
  • The least busy month was January, with 92 participants served.

Total Participants:

  • First visit in 2010: 72%
  • Return participants: 28%
  • No answer: <1%