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Cornerstone Advocacy Service

Cornerstone's continuum of service helps to create communities where individuals and families are safe and children thrive. We advocate, educate and lead the way to social change.

Mission Statement
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420
Bloomington, MN 55420
Phone: 952-884-0376
Other Names Used Cornerstone
EIN 41-1476268
Principal Staff Meg Schnabel
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 62
Number of Volunteers 1183
Number of Clients Served 3,964
Tags / Keywords Domestic, Sexual, Violence, Abuse, Trafficking, Shelter
General Information
Board Chair Greg Larson
Number of Board Members 13
Board meetings with quorum 10
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 10.9
Major Programs
Emergency Services Program$817,695
Community Services Program$557,436
Children, Youth, and Families Program$427,068
1. Our primary prevention classroom presentations reached approximately 14,000 students last year, educating students on dating violence, family violence, sexual violence, bullying and harassment, cyber-bullying and anger awareness. 2. Our emergency shelter program provided safe sheltering to over 200 annually. 3. Our legal advocacy services reached approximately 1500 individuals, providing support for victims as they navigated the criminal justice system. 4. Our transitional housing program provided two years of housing, coupled with intensive employment and economic advocacy, for 15 families. 5. Our therapy program provided trauma informed services to approximately 85 individuals. 6. Our community services program provided individual support, group support, and outreach to over 250 families.
Current Goals
1. Strengthen our comprehensive program to increase Cornerstone's capacity and outreach. 2. Demonstrate the quality of our organization's performance through evaluation. 3. Expansion of services into the northwest corridor of Hennepin County. 4. Create social change that cultivates a non-violent community.
Community or Constituency Served
Adults and children traumatized by unhealthy, destructive relationships based on power and control
Geographic Area Served
We provide comprehensive services and support for victims of interpersonal violence and their families in the Minneapolis metropolitan area and the surrounding community. Cornerstone provides safe housing to anyone in imminent danger, regardless of whether or not they live in our target cities.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,568,393 78.9%
Management: $502,891 15.4%
Fundraising: $185,574 5.7%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2014 2013 2012
End of Year: $4,721,002 $4,273,545 $3,949,413
Beginning of Year $4,273,545 $3,949,413 $3,673,591
Difference $447,457 $324,132 $275,822
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $4,721,002
Based on information provided on 2012 to 2014
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