The New Beginnings Campus is just that for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center: a new beginning after the flood.
The DVCC recently received a $400,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
Executive Director Dena Filler says post-flood replacement of the facility could cost more than a million dollars.
The DVCC lost two transitional housing units in the flood.
The grant will be used for the first four-plex that is currently under construction at the New Beginnings Campus in Minot.
The first two phases of construction will include the new office building, a shelter and two four-plexes for transitional housing.
The grand plan would introduce three more four-plexes and possible permanent housing on campus --- but that could be further into the future.
(Dena Filler, DVCC Executive Director) "We've got our hands full with finding funding for phase one and phase two and so that's where our main focus is now. So if we can get back to where we were pre-flood and have an office and shelter all together, that's our main objective.
The location of transitional housing was kept confidential in the past.
But Filler says after having those houses in the system for 20 to 30 years, the houses were no longer very secret.
The New Beginnings Campus will instead be focused on security.
(Dena Filler, DVCC Executive Director) "Part of it is efficiency in service. Clients will have access to advocates at all times."
Shelter on the New Beginnings Campus is focused for women and children.
However, Filler says domestic violence does not discriminate and men are sheltered outside of the New Beginnings Campus.