Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
To empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and intregrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity.
Review Completed: 3/29/2011
2300 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3960
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||Cherish the Children Learning Center is accredited with the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA).
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During 2012, the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center served over 2,500 people through direct services, community education and advocacy efforts, and Learning Center training activities. In our South Minneapolis Phillips neighborhood, we hosted two community feasts and two Vendor Day events. In September 2012 we published Early Intervention to Avoid Sex Trading and Trafficking of
Minnesota’s Female Youth: A Benefit-Cost Analysis. This fiscal analysis was used to leverage
support from the MN Legislature to provide initial funding for No Wrong Door for Services
- the first state-wide program in the country to provide a comprehensive set of services for
trafficked youth in MN. Additionally, in part through our advocacy, Hennepin County and
Minneapolis Police Department are both revising their protocols to better screen and respond to
trafficked youth, and Hennepin County is in process of redeveloping screening for all youth
entering their system to better identify and refer exploited youth. Our efforts to add staff and
services for this population are being made in anticipation of the increase in referrals to our
programs when this new protocol is implemented in 2014.
The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) determines annual goals through a continuous process of program assessment and consultation with staff, clients, community elders, and stakeholders such as service providers and advocacy coalition partners. Our 2014-2016 Strategic Plan, which was approved by the staff Leadership Team and Board of Directors in July 2013, identifies five Strategic Directions to guide the agency during this time period, each with one Strategic Priority and three to five specific Action Steps further identified:
1. Drive Transformational Social Change
Priority: Position the organization as a thought leader in ending violence against women and children.
2014 Action Step: MIWRC creates an operational Training Module to more fully engage in training, technical assistance, media outputs and advocacy as a social change strategy.
2. Achieve Economic Sustainability
Priority: Create revenue enhancements.
2014 Action Step: Expand current billing opportunities via existing Fond du Lac contract, and minimize billing A/R errors.
3. Strengthen Infrastructure
Priority: Maximize infrastructure to meet growing needs of organization
2014 Action Step: Capital and infrastructure needs of facility are identified in a comprehensive needs assessment.
4. Nurture Organizational Culture
Priority: Provide opportunities to promote and celebrate staff self-care through cultural ways and personal practices.
2014 Action Step: Identify and implement MIWRC Elders Advisory Council and MIWRC Youth Advisory Council.
Strategic Direction 5. Deepen Quality of Service
Priority: Achieve operational excellence: improve collaboration (internal and external) and internal processes.
2014 Action Step: Trauma-informed client assessments and programming are agency norm, utilizing a positive community norms framework.
Community or Constituency Served
American Indian women and their families
Geographic Area Served
Urban and rural areas surrounding Minneapolis and within the State of Minnesota.
Impact and Programs
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