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Welcome to Kedish House

How Can We Help You ?
  • Safe Shelter:  Short-term emergency housing is available for you and your children.  Longer-term shelter may also be arranged.

  • 24 hour Crisis Line:Supportive listening, safety planning, emergency information and referral services are available when you call.

  • Food, Household, and Personal Items:  Kedish House can provide you with emergency supplies.

  • One-on-One Support:  You may speak with a trained staff member in person in a safe and confidential setting.

  • Assistance in Obtaining a Protection Order:  Trained staff will explain the process to you, provide you with the necessary paperwork, and accompany you to court.

  • Emotional Support:  We are here to support your choices.


North Dakota 2016 Statistics

In  2016,

  • 6,089 incidents of domestic violence were reported to crisis intervention centers in North Dakota.

  • 5,218 new victims received services from crisis intervention centers in North Dakota.

  • 92% of the victims were women.

  • 92 women (2% of total new victims) were pregnant at the time they were assaulted.    

  • At least 3,702 children were directly impacted by these incidents.

  • At least 20% of the victims were under the age of 25.  At least 1% were under the age of 18.

  • At least 67% of victims served were physically abused.

  • 1,128 victims served were abused by a former spouse or former partner.

  • In at least 37% of cases, the abuser had a history of abusive behavior with other adults including prior partners.

From time to time there are items that we are in need of at Kedish House.  This list will change frequently so check back at your convenience. 


  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly/jam

  • saltine crackers

  • coffee

  • hot chocolate mix

  • pancake syrup

  • pancake mix

  • instant potatoes

  • Minute Rice

  • soup

  • canned fruit

  • chicken or beef broth

  • applesauce

  • hamburger helper

  • chicken helper

  • tuna Helper

  • Rice a Roni

  • pasta meals

  • brownie mix

  • canola oil

  • liquid hand soap

  • fabric softener sheets

  • Ziploc type storage bags

  • laundry soap

  • cleaning supplies

  • whole kernel corn

  • postage stamps

  • light bulbs

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Your Designated Thrivent Choice Dollars® Directions can help fund KEDISH HOUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM.

      Are you a member of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans? Are you eligible to participate in the Thrivent Choice Dollars program?Choice Dollars® grant funds can make a world of difference to our program to assist with the needs of the clients we serve. You can make a difference. Together, we can reach our goal. For more information or to direct your designated Choice Dollars, simply go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.”

Kedish House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in rural southeastern North Dakota. Kedish House also works to educate the public about all forms of domestic and sexual violence, available services, and violence prevention with the ultimate goal of stopping violence in our society

P.O. Box 322, Ellendale, ND 58436


Office: (701) 349-4729

Toll Free: (877) 349-4729

24 Hour Care: (701) 349-5118