“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


Leingang receives AARC award posthumously

Leingang receives AARC award posthumously

The Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) posthumously presented the Sgt. Steven Kenner Lifesaver Award to Paul Leingang, former deputy chief of the Mandan Police Department, who died in 2017 from cancer. The award was presented to Leingang’s widow, Kelly, and two...

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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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Childcare workers needed at AARC. Pays $9.50 an hour, 5 to 15 hours a week. Hours will vary - mostly Monday through Thursday daytime and occasional evening. Flexible scheduling, willing to work around other jobs. Applicants can apply at our office, facebook, or email resume to kaycel@aarcnd.com. ...

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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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