Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter has needed a
new facility for over 20 years.

In 2022, we had to turn away 553 victims and survivors because we didn’t have the space.

Our Goal!

$4 Million

Raised So Far:

$3.9 Million

Not only will the new shelter give families dignity and privacy when they have to flee their home, but it will also provide comforting spaces for families to come and receive help before and after they leave a dangerous home life.

We invite you to tour the current and proposed facilities in order to visualize what our families are currently experiencing, and our dream for their future… a future built on hope.

Tour Our Current Facility

Tour Our Proposed Facility

Giving to the Capital Campaign helps women, children and families find safety
and security when they need it the most.

Meet our Capital Campaign Committee Members:

  • Kay Mack
    • retired Beltrami County Administrator
    • Campaign Committee Chair
  • Denae Alamano
    • Executive Director, United Way of Bemidji Area
  • Kari Cooper
    • Sprouts Chef Training
    • Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter Board Vice Chair
  • Joe Czapiewski
    • JFS Consulting
  • Chelsea Deville
    • Bemidji State University Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Angela Morris
    • Cease Funeral Homes
  • Shelly Geerdes
    • CEO, Pinnacle Marketing Group
  • Phil Hodapp
    • retired Beltrami County Sheriff
  • Joy Johnson
    • retired COO, Sanford
  • Sue Kringen
    • retired Executive Director, United Way of Bemidji Area
    • Bemidji State University Giving
  • Chris Latzke
    • Executive Director, Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Rebecca Stone
    • Managing Attorney, MN Legal Services
    • Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter Board Chair
  • Christian Welle
    • First National Bank of Bemidji