Domestic Abuse Service Center
IMPORTANT UPDATE: All services including advocacy, Orders for Protection, and safety planning, can be accessed by calling (612) 348-5073 or on-site at the Domestic Abuse Service Center located in the lower level of the Government Center. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If assistance is needed beyond hours of operation, please contact Day One via phone at 1-866-223-1111 or text at (612) 399-9995.
Director of the Domestic Abuse Service Center DeAna Smith, spoke with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health about domestic violence during the pandemic. Listen to the podcast here.
The Domestic Abuse Service Center (DASC) recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in October, 2019. Since 1994, DASC has helped more than 1.5 million victims, filed 90,000 Orders for Protection, and charged more than 60,000 Gone on Arrivals.
Over the past 25 years, DASC has evolved, though always proudly adhering to their mission statement "to respond to the needs of victims of domestic violence through a trauma informed lens delivered by a diverse and inclusive staff that reflect the community we serve.”
Victims come to DASC daily seeking help, guidance and support. They can receive multiple services in one centralized location, such as, advocacy, filing order for protections, connecting with a prosecution team, and seeking legal consultation and representation from pro-bono attorneys.
DASC is located on the lower level of the Hennepin County Government Center behind the cafeteria. It is served by multiple bus routes and the Government Plaza Station on the METRO Blue Line.
It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed legal holidays.