“The fact that I was able to be seen right away was amazing. Nice, kind, and knowledgeable staff. Explained things well and made this process easier.”

Free and confidential assistance 24 hours a day/7 days a week

For survivors of:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Rape/Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Human Trafficking
  • Abuse in Later Life


20 officers earn AARC’s ‘Badge of Hope’

20 officers earn AARC’s ‘Badge of Hope’

Twenty members of the Bismarck and Mandan police departments have earned the Badge of Hope Award from the Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) for their efforts in the second half of 2019. The Badge of Hope is an award given by the AARC to a law enforcement officer in...

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Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays

Through the generosity of the community, the Abused Adult Resource Center’s “Hope for the Holidays” program each year helps families who have been victimized by violence by providing gifts at Christmas. Monetary donations are needed and welcome, according to Kayce...

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AARC’s Christmas store opens Friday, Oct. 25

AARC’s Christmas store opens Friday, Oct. 25

The Myrt Armstrong Christmas store in the Abused Adult Resource Center’s Seeds of Hope Thrift and Gift Store opens this Friday, Oct. 25. The Christmas store premiere is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, with the entire store also open until 8 p.m. The store is named...

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AARC Annual Meeting @ Broadway Grill
Jan 29 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Join us for lunch as we share updates about the work of 2019, elect our board of directors, and present the Sgt. Steve Kenner Lifesaver Award to the deserving recipient. This meeting is open to the public. We would love to have lunch with you.

Love Without Fear Valentine’s Gala @ Sixteen03 Main Events
Feb 15 @ 5:30 PM
Love Without Fear Valentine's Gala @ Sixteen03 Main Events | Bismarck | North Dakota | United States

The Abused Adult Resource Center’s 10th Annual Love Without Fear Valentine’s Gala will be at Sixteen03 Main Events on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Cocktail Reception, Live Entertainment, Fine Dining featuring a four-course meal and everything chocolate dessert charcuterie tray.  Followed by two-time Emmy Award Winner Comedian & Magician David Harris will perform live. 

Social Hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 per individual person, $120 per couple, or $550 for a table of 10. Tickets are available at the AARC office 218 W. Broadway and Seeds of Hope Thrift and Gift Store 520 E Main. 

There will also be a pick-a-prize raffle at the event and we are currently taking donations for that if you have any new items you would like to donate. If you have any questions or would be interested in donating to the pick-a-prize raffle please contact Kim at 701-222-8370 or email her at kimc@aarcnd.com


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About Us

The mission of the Abused Adult Resource Center is to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by establishing and maintaining a program which will provide temporary shelter, crisis intervention, prevention, education, support and hope as a vision to eliminate violence.

The Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) has been helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for more than 30 years. Serving south central North Dakota, we provide emergency support, crisis intervention, temporary shelter, food, counseling, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, domestic assault, and human trafficking.

Our goal is to help our clients and their families find hope through a life free from abuse. We also enjoying working with our communities to create an awareness and sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault issues, establishing programs that aim to break the cycle of abuse.

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