Victim Services

Building Bridges to Safety and Hope

The IMAA Victim Services program provides culturally sensitive, bilingual direct service to refugee and immigrant victims of general crime. The victim service program is funded by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety-Office of Justice Program.

We believe in treating each client with dignity and respect. We provide a welcoming, comfortable, and secure environment for all our clients who need help.

Services Provided

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Advocacy

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General Information

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Support through the healing process

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Assistance with navigating the criminal justice system

Services We Connect Clients To

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Legal Assistance

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Shelter

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Professional Counseling and Therapy

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Food, clothing, transportation, child care services, and more

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Bilingual Counseling and Intervention

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Assistance in filing reparations

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Personal advocacy through the criminal justice and/or medical system Emergency Financial Assistance (for eligible clients)

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. There are an estimated 20.9 million victims of human trafficking, and it is the 2nd largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world, behind drug smuggling. The best way to combat this issue is by educating ourselves and our friends, family, and community.

Join IMAA on January 21 to learn more about human trafficking and the warning signs that someone is a victim of human trafficking. Contact Nisha Kurup at nisha.kurup@imaa.net or (507)-289-5960 ext. 110 if you have any questions or interested in attending.

IMAA is collecting items for emergency care package for youth rescued from trafficking. Any donations are appreciated, and items can be dropped off to the front desk at IMAA. The following items are needed: chapstick, nail polish, shampoo, soap, deodorant, wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, chocolates, snack/energy bars, fruit snacks, gum, socks, mittens, hats scarves, t-shirts, sweatpants, pens, notepads, crayons, and youth coloring books.

For more information about the Victim Services program, contact Nisha Kurup at (507)-289-5960 ext. 110 or nisha.kurup@imaa.net

If you are interested in volunteering with IMAA’s Victim Services Program, complete our volunteer application.

LINKS TO CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS BROCHURES IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES:

English version
Arabic version
Hmong version
Somali version
Spanish version

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Address: 2500 Valleyhigh Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Phone: (507) 289-5960

Fax: (507) 289-6199

Business Hours: 8:30a-5:00p M-F