Who We Are
Gathering Hope MN is an organization that provides customized support to women and their children across Minnesota as they escape abuse and oppression.
How We Are Different
Our organization was founded by survivors for survivors. We provide support and resources to our clients in a nonjudgmental, caring environment. We loyally walk side by side with our clients through their journeys and rigorously search for resource connections.
Moral support in court
Donated household items
Gas/grocery gift cards
As funding allows
*Services are customized to the needs of our clients and their families
Linda (pictured right), the founder of Hope for Children MN, originally established the organization to raise legal funds for children being sexually abused by their caregivers. She built up such an amazing network of supporters. Sara served on the Board of Hope for Children and Rachel was involved with the organization before the merger.
Sara and Rachel had been unofficially doing domestic abuse advocacy together since 2017. In December 2020, they were involved in a urgent rescue that made them reconsider how they were helping women. During a vacation together in January 2021 (pictured right) they decided to form a non-profit. At the same time, Linda became unable to continue her work with Hope for Children.
After a series of discussions, Sara and Rachel were given the opportunity to take over the existing Hope for Children. In March 2021 they expanded the vision to include domestic abuse advocacy and changed the name to Gathering Hope MN. The existing clients and some board members made the transition to the newly named organization, and Linda, the original founder, still sits on the Board.
In 2022 Sara resigned from her role as president and Rachel was elected the new president of Gathering Hope. The organization is now run by a four-person Board of Directors, which includes Rachel, Maddie, Dawn and Linda.