Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project

Immigrant Women Advocacy meeting

Advocating for immigrant women in Minneapolis for more than 12 years, the Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project at Brian Coyle Center connects potentially isolated new refugees to needed services. 

Staff speak Somali, Arabic, other East African languages and English and build close relationships with families to work through issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services are provided at the Brian Coyle Center, the Domestic Abuse Service Center in the Hennepin County Government Center, or wherever the client feels most comfortable in the community. Our services are available to any victim of domestic or sexual violence, free of charge.

Clients can set appointments ahead of time or walk in for services at both sites. To reach our Somali Advocate at the Domestic Abuse Service Center, please call 612-348-5073/612-348-6396.

24 hour Crisis Line and connection to shelter: 612-876-9307 provided by Asian Women United.

IWAP also assists any woman who needs help understanding and finding resources to adjust to life in Minnesota, including:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Housing and shelter concerns
  • Daycare options
  • Employment support
  • Food support
  • Legal advocacy, including one-on-one help with domestic abuse, police and court assistance
  • General family issues