Cornerstone is deeply committed to its mission and to the safety and well-being of the youth and families in our community. Our goal is to provide early holistic intervention and prevention services that support people of all ages to overcome the devastation of domestic abuse.
Our community consists of Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park and Richfield in South Hennepin County, Minnesota. Within these five communities resides a wide range of people; extremely wealthy as well as poor families, cultural diversity, the young and elderly. We will provide safe housing to anyone in imminent danger, regardless of whether or not they live in our community cities.
Cornerstone believes that to achieve our mission we must not only be committed to the safety and well-being of the families and youth in our community, we must support those families to end the generational cycle of abuse. We understand that domestic violence profoundly affects not only the lives of the victim and the perpetrator but also the children who have witnessed the abuse and have been victims themselves. Unfortunately, children who have witnessed abuse learned early on that to get what they want, violence works.
It is our goal to work towards ending this generational cycle of violence and abuse by reaching out to these young children early in the learning cycle and teach them appropriate, healthy relationship skills. If these children do get the appropriate professional services when they are young, the potential for positive behavioral change is significantly increased.