Affiliated Organizations

Beyond Tough Guise

About This Ally:

Beyond Tough Guise is a local organization working to reduce violence by improving the attitudes and behaviors of men and boys in the Winona Community; encourage community members to live the BTG Characteristics and institutions to support the norms they represent; and create a sense of purpose and optimism as the foundation for a positive vision of masculinity.

7 Rivers LGBT Resource Center

About This Ally:

The 7 Rivers LGBT Resource Center is a voice and presence promoting understanding and building connections regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. They are a recognized leader regarding sexual orientation and gender identity issues, advocating and collaborating for equity, dignity and full human rights for all. In addition, the LGBT Resource Center for the Seven Rivers Region encourages the LGBT community to share interests and activities by providing a central location that is alcohol-free and smoke-free where the community can connect.


About This Ally:

The Winona County Sexual Assault Interagency Council is a team made up of professionals who work together to coordinate an effective community response to sexual assault. Members include: Law Enforcement, Winona Health, Advocacy, the County Attorney’s Office, WSU and SMU, Winona Community Services, and Semcac.

Winona State University

About This Ally:

The WRC and WSU have a long history as partners working on gender-based violence in our community. Faculty have served as WRC board members, worked on partnership development, and integrated service learning into their courses; WRC staff have mentored students, co-taught WSU courses, and provided many internships for students. In 2012-13, WSU students volunteered 4,000 hours of service to the WRC!

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