What We Do
To be an abuse-free community.
To transform the community and the lives of those affected by domestic violence through support, awareness, education and involvement.

What We Do

We are an educational organization to encourage reflection and discussion that leads to personal and collective action among community members. We partner with businesses, community groups, schools and faith-based organizations to prevent violence through awareness and education of children, youth and adults.

Business / Organization Presentation

We would welcome the opportunity to present violence prevention at your workplace. We have a presentation-ready, 30-minute overview of the issues of domestic violence, and UCAN’s goals in the area.

End Abuse Pledge

We have developed an End Abuse Pledge that numerous community members have taken and been given a “UCAN” medallion as a reminder of the pledge.

Download End Abuse Pledge

UCAN Peace Challenge

The Peace Challenge was designed to encourage local businesses to commit to reduce domestic violence and the impact of domestic violence at their workplace.

Download Peace Challenge

UCAN Members

Al GodfreyMN DOC Court Services
Alison MillerWINGS
Bev Clausen-KiefferHenry's Foods Inc.
Brian BaustianITW Heartland
Brian GibsonThrifty White Drug
Carol MeissnerDC Public Health
Charles Nettestadretired
CJ Juengerretired
Connie NelsonWINGS
Corliss Stark United Way
Don Armretired
Dorie TwistWINGS
Edgar TimberlakeTastefully Simple
JoAnn BoormanSomeplace Safe
Kim KruseMN DOC Court Services
Kristy BrackettSomeplace Safe
Mike KleinWINGS
Rick ColdenAlexandria Extrusion Co.
Sandy LarsonAlex Tech College
Susan KeehnSomeplace Safe

Domestic Abuse Awareness Guidebook

The guidebook is a short easy-to-read booklet that gives basic information about domestic violence and what you can do as a community member to help stop it. It is a manual of tips and suggestions to help make our community free of domestic abuse. These booklets have been distributed at health fairs, community events, county fairs and area businesses. To date, there have been approximately 4,000 booklets distributed to community members.

Download Domestic Abuse Awareness Guidebook

Awareness Events

Annual events held during October – Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

  • Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence Walk
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon
Get Involved!