Introduction

August 5th, 2009

Since 1992, McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence has been providing assistance to those affected by domestic violence. We serve men, women and children throughout McLeod County. All services are free and strictly confidential.

At McLeod Alliance, our mission is to support and promote the elimination of relationship violence through education, empowerment, protection, and advocacy.

Domestic violence, or battering, is a pattern of abusive behaviors that some individuals use to control their intimate partners. Battering can include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and other controlling or fear-inducing behaviors. Without help, domestic violence often becomes more frequent and more severe. It can lead to permanent injury and death.

REMEMBER: IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE ~ IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT

Our services include:

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line Support
  • Safety Planning
  • Emergency Safe Housing
  • Transportation
  • Support Group
  • Information About Resources
  • Legal Options & Advocacy
  • Assistance in Filing Restraining Orders
  • Spanish Speaking Advocate
  • Systems Coordination
  • Educational Presentations
  • Located at 101 Park Place, downtown Hutchinson, we work to create a coordinated community response to domestic violence that provides safety to victims, accountability for perpetrators, and intervention for the entire family.

    For help or information call: 320-234-7933 or 1-800-934-0851, or e-mail to: advocate@hutchtel.net.

    Alliance celebrates 20 years

    June 11th, 2013

    Milestone anniversary marked in 2013

    McLeod Alliance turns 20 this year, marking two decades of service to victims of domestic violence. As part of the agency’s recognition of the benchmark, the Alliance is hosting the June 24 Music in the Park in Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. Alliance staff, board members and volunteers will be selling sweet treats for the music lovers in attendance at the concert by JNH, an acoustic rock group performing that night.

    In addition to hosting the evening, the Alliance will have several years of the Minnesota clothesline project on display. The Minnesota Clothesline Project is an art exhibit of T-shirts designed to honor the women murdered in acts of domestic violence. Each year, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women coordinates the collection of shirts designed by friends and family members of the victims.

    Bring a lawn chair, listen to the music and join the Alliance in celebrating!

    Crews needed for 2013 Recycling at the Fair

    August 10th, 2011

    Summer is finally making an appearance! June is here and before you know it, it will be time for the McLeod County Fair! McLeod Alliance and McLeod County Solid Waste Management are embarking on the sixth year of the Recycling at the Fair program at the 2013 McLeod County Fair, Aug. 13-18.At the Fair, recycling bins are placed throughout the fairgrounds. Volunteer crews drive the tractor with the attached wagon and travel the fairgrounds at least once per day and collect the recyclables. Five two-person crews are needed to cover the event. The only requirement for the Alliance is that an adult must drive the tractor. Free admission is provided to workers.

    Help is also needed for set up on Aug. 12 and tear down on Aug. 19. If you are interested in taking a shift, please call Jill at McLeod Alliance.