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Who We Are

Tubman helps people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who have experienced relationship violence, sexual exploitation, homelessness, mental and chemical health challenges, and other trauma.

  • Max Rosen*Great Dreams Campaign volunteer
    Max Rosen*Great Dreams Campaign volunteer

    Max Rosen, Tubman Board Member and Great Dreams Campaign volunteer has worked in finance, managing endowment and foundation assets for years, but his work at Tubman has helped him see the other side of the equation — the mission and impact an organization like Tubman can provide.

    When he got involved in Tubman, he saw the impressive work proving shelter, security, and resources that clients needed. Max and his wife Jessica dream of helping Tubman increase their reach in the community while increasing support to allow Tubman to expand and deepen important programming. As a pet lover, the addition of a pet shelter is also near and dear to his heart.

Our Mission

To advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing.

Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programming, and community education, including public information campaigns to provide community members with the information and support they need to get help or give help.

Our Impact This Year

  • Safety. Hope. Healing.

    More than 45 years

  • From Fear to Freedom

    17,700 people

  • Volunteers & Interns

    +26,000 hours

  • Community Education

    +2,200 people

From the Blog

Now Accepting Applications - Learn more about joining Tubman's Board of Directors.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than one in four adults living with mental health challenges also have a substance use problem (SAMHSA, 2023). Often, people experiencing these co-occurring disorders struggle to find sustainable help and support, and Melissa (pictured) was one.

On the last day of the 2023 session, the Minnesota legislature passed a capital investment package containing $3.388M for improvements at Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood. Through this award, our state legislature has demonstrated bipartisan support, recognizing the importance of the public/private partnership necessary to best serve our clients and communities.

The $3.388M will be used specifically for an additional public elevator to increase accessibility, safety, and confidentiality; a partial roof replacement; major electrical upgrades; and the completion of fire sprinkling code compliance.