“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


Giving Hearts Day

Giving Hearts Day

You can help provide that first night of shelter and supportive services for these families served by the Abused Adult Resource Center. And a good time to do that is on Giving Hearts Day next week Thursday, Feb. 11. For only $72, you can provide one night of shelter...

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Year-End Holiday Appeal

Year-End Holiday Appeal

Imagine, for a moment, a survivor with their children on the brink of making the hardest decision of their life, fleeing their home to escape violence and abuse.  Add to this a pandemic, nowhere to go and the fate of being homeless.  Each of these are stressful events...

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    2021 Safe Home for Kids Raffle @ Abused Adult Resource Center - Seeds of Hope Thrift Store
    Jul 16 @ 8:00 AM – Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM
    2021 Safe Home for Kids Raffle @ Abused Adult Resource Center - Seeds of Hope Thrift Store | Bismarck | North Dakota | United States

    Support a Good Cause!

    Over $5,000 in Prizes!

    The AARC is a non-profit organization that assists victims of violence and domestic abuse in a seven-county area in North Dakota.

    All money raised in this raffle will go to The Safe Home for Kids Fund for children who have been exposed to and are victims themselves of domestic violence and abuse. Please join our mission and become a sponsor in the life of a child in this year’s raffle.

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    16th Annual Spike Out Violence Volleyball Tournament @ Pioneer Park
    Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
    16th Annual Spike Out Violence Volleyball Tournament @ Pioneer Park | Bismarck | North Dakota | United States

    Spike Out Violence Sand Volleyball Tournament

    Join this this Family Fun Event.

    All matches will be held at Pioneer Park in Bismarck, ND

    * Prizes and T-Shirts for Champions *
    * Participant Swag Bags *
    * Drawings for Prizes *

    Register by noon on August 2, 2021
    Entry Fee: $120 per 6 person team
    $20 each additional player
    $80 per 4 person team
    $20 each additional player

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    Yesterday, I spoke with a former client of AARC. She came to us several years ago; addicted, angry and abused. She had a young son at the time also. She stayed in our shelter for quite awhile...to be honest, she was hurting so much that she took her anger out on staff and other people. It was sometimes very difficult to work with her. However as she says, we never gave up on her and we encouraged her to go to treatment and we would "hold her bed" so she had someplace to come back to. Her employer also offered to "hold her job". We helped her make arrangements for her son to stay with family. She returned after about 6 weeks a completely different person. She started rebuilding her life; she started working again, went to AA meetings, helped around the shelter, went to staff for support when she was struggling, applied for assistance and eventually moved in to her own apartment (that was a couple years ago). Because of her hard work and reliability, she was offered a full time job with benefits where she had been working for several years as a part timer. Her main goals included staying sober, working, and being the best mom she could be. She has stayed in touch with us throughout it all and reached out if she needed help or direction. Yesterday, she called to tell me that she is moving back to where her other kids are so she could start repairing those relationships. She knows that she can't make up for lost time but she can go forward and do the best she can do. She is happy. She is safe. She is whole. These are the stories that reinforce why we do the work we do and why we appreciate the support of our community through donations and volunteering. I personally am so proud of her and told her that yesterday. She is a true testament to what can happen to someone with support, a helping hand, and a fierce will to create a new life. Michelle, Executive Director ...
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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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