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Giving Hearts Day!

Join us this Thursday, February 9th for Giving Hearts Day!!!  We will be serving caramel rolls in the morning, and having a chili dump for lunch!!  While you are here, make a donation to us for Giving Hearts Day....every dollar you give us, is matched, which means that a donation of $10 becomes $20!!!!  You can also make a donation online at Check out our News & Events page for more information and the link!

Items requested for DVCC Transitional Living

(As of 11/8/16)


Twin sheet sets (pillowcase, flat sheet, fitted sheet)

Twin comforters

Twin mattress pads

Blankets (for adults and children)


Shower curtains

Shower liners

Shower rings/hooks to hang curtain and liner

Bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths

Bathroom sets (soap dish, toothbrush holder, waste basket)


Kitchen towels and dish cloths

Pot holders/oven mitts

Cooking utensil sets

Sets of pots /pans

Baking dishes

Plastic food storage containers

Baking sheets


Laundry baskets

A Message from Jill McDonald,  Executive Director:

I’d like to introduce myself as the incoming executive director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. My name is Jill McDonald, and it is an honor to join this amazing organization. Minot is my home town and I am a lifelong learner who is passionate about working to create solutions for issues in the region. I have been working in the nonprofit world for several years; in 2015 I earned an MPA with a specialization in Nonprofit Management. I am especially excited to join a team focused on empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. It has been powerful to see the passion and expertise each staff member brings to the team to help survivors in the next phase of their journey.

In August, I began training with Dena for succession. This has been an amazing whirlwind as I am focused on learning all I can from her! It has been wonderful to witness the level of community support for DVCC over the years, and most recently with the Tollefson Challenge! I hope to continue the phenomenal organizational values that DVCC has established continuing the traditions of collaboration, innovation, and compassion as we continue with our mission to Empower, Innovate and Educate. I look forward to embarking on this adventure and to the future growth of an already amazing organization.

2nd Annual Cause to Rock

Thank You to all of the individuals who joined us at the Grand Hotel for Cause to Rock. We were able to have a successful event and raised over $16,000.00. The Johnny Holm Band had everyone on the dance floor all night. There was Live, Silent and Card Auctions with Great buys from a NDSU Signed football from there 5th winning season. Signatures included two of our hometowns hero’s; Luke Bacon and Carson Wentz.  A beautiful necklace from Knowles Jewelers was a hot item for our card auction. How about that AC/DC signed guitar?

Who could forget that mashed potato bar or the orzo bacon pasta? The Grand Hotel outdid themselves with our hors d’ Oeuvres.

Our 3rd Annual Cause to Rock will be at the Grand Hotel again, although we changed our date to January 13th 2017. We will have our Silent, Live and Card Auctions again this year. Please watch our Facebook page for updated auction items. We have an autographed guitar this year from KISS. Silent auction baskets you won’t believe. We have a Cigar & Whiskey basket. A NDSU Spool Table, just to name a few things. Come check out our new entertainment with vocals from our very own Even5.  Tickets can be Purchase at the DVCC for 40.00 each or 2 for 70.00. If you would like to purchase them online, please go to our events page under the News & Events tab and purchase your tickets there.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

If you’re looking for cool ways to donate your gently used items, check out this list of things you can and should donate, and some unique ideas of where to give them.

By going green, we create a better environment for ourselves and future generations. Check out these easy ways you can live an altruistic—and green—lifestyle.

This Women’s History Month, get involved by showing support for the women in your community. Check out these ways you can remember powerful women from history, while advocating for women today.