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For all media inquiries, please contact Heather Petri, Director of Communications, at or (612) 767-6696 during business hours. If you are a reporter on deadline, she can be reached on her cell phone at (612) 747-7663.

What’s new at Tubman:

Tubman is thrilled to announce the launch of the MN Pet Foster Coalition!

Human-animal interaction can bring peace and joy in the moments we need it most. Tubman works with organizations that certify therapy animals to find four-legged volunteers who visit our shelters.

Tubman's biggest night of the year, our 15th annual Starlight Soirée, is fast approaching.

Tubman is creating the Twin Cities’ first-ever pet-friendly domestic violence shelter, and we’re proud to announce the name of our new addition: Harriet’s Haven for Pets!

Tubman shares more about its Great Dreams Campaign during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, highlighting the need for more investment in services supporting people experiencing violence.

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.

Over the past several months, Tubman's Racial Justice Collective has expanded the scope of racial justice to include work around land acknowledgements. A staff workgroup has been formed, and has connected with Indigenous activist and consultant Nancy Bordeaux. The complete Land Acknowledgement is now available to read, including a statement from Tubman's Land Acknowledgement Workgroup on the background and resources. As we continue the process of learning, we know that this land acknowledgement is only one part of our commitment to working with and supporting our Indigenous clients and the many communities around Tubman.

Read our statement on the events following the Derek Chauvin trial and how we continue to commit to racial justice, accountability, and action.

You’re invited to join Tubman in a unique hybrid event, “From Our Home to Yours” on Saturday, May 1. Part virtual and part in-person, this 12th annual Starlight Soirée gala—presented by RBC Wealth Management—will celebrate supporters of Tubman’s mission of safety, hope, and healing.

Our hearts go out to the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community after the events in Georgia on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. We stand in solidarity and against anti-Asian racism fueled by white supremacy.

The events at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 left the country and the world shocked, disturbed, and calling for justice. At Tubman, we condemn the actions that had taken place, and commit ourselves to building a more just and inclusive society.

Each year we take time to recognize the work of Tubman's volunteer attorneys for their time and support of our legal services. Thank you to all our volunteer attorneys for the work they have done this year, and congratulations to the award winners for rising to the challenges 2020 has brought.

As a nonprofit with a mission of safety, hope, and healing, Tubman's priority during this time of pandemic is the health and safety of our clients, staff, volunteers, and the communities in which we serve. We are in ongoing conversation with community partners about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and are monitoring recommendations from elected and public health officials. 

Click the headline to read more about changes to our services at this time.

Read the official declaration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Minnesota by Governor Tim Walz.

Following the events in Chicago, Dayton, and El Paso, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered women put out this email to member organizations, standing in solidarity with survivors, and connecting the dots between gun violence and toxic masculinity and misogyny.

Tubman celebrates Pride year round. Read how Tubman's mission reflects Pride values and learn some tips on being a good ally!

As part of our mission to create opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing, Tubman takes an active role in public policy and systems advocacy on local, state, and federal levels. This includes meeting with legislators to help them better understand our issues and the experiences of the people we serve, as well as supporting the efforts of community partners and coalitions.

Tubman is hosting a Juneteenth themed celebration of NorthStar Center's first year at the Maplewood Mall!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme for this year is "WhyCare?" Twin Cities Co-op Partners is supporting Tubman throughout May with their Change Matters campaign, an act of care for clients at Tubman Chrysalis Center.