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One Door Closes as Others Open

Through a newly competitive funding process, the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs - Crime Victim Services has announced their decisions for distribution of state funding for crime victim service providers. Someplace Safe is pleased to announce an expansion our Community Crime Victim's Advocacy Program. The organization, which currently provides domestic violence, sexual assault, and general crimes advocacy services in Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail (2 locations), Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin Counties, will expand to also serve Wadena County beginning October 1, 2012. As a result of the allocation decisions, Someplace Safe will no longer receive state funding for their Emergency Shelter, located in Fergus Falls. This decision was due to availability of other domestic violence shelters in the area, and a history of low occupancy at Someplace Safe's Shelter. Historically, up to 98% of the shelter's funding has come from the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs - Crime Victim Services. Due the cost of operating the shelter, other available area shelters, and lack of on-going funding sources, Someplace Safe Leadership and Board of Directors has regretfully made the decision to discontinue its emergency shelter services. The agency will instead expand their current domestic violence safe housing hotel/motel program across the region to better meet the emerging needs of crime victims in West Central Minnesota. Someplace Safe will continue to offer all current services, including the 24 hour crisis line (800-974-3359). "Someplace Safe has been fortunate to have had the ability to offer a place for emergency shelter services to battered women and their children for the past 34 years," said Someplace Safe Executive Sheila Korby. "We look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve clients and families through our programming and services in new and innovative ways." Someplace Safe Board of Directors Chair, Allen Wittrock said, "This decision was a difficult one, but we believe it is the most fiscally responsible, and will allow Someplace Safe to continue to do what we do best - provide services to those who need us most. And of course, victims will continue to have emergency safe housing options available to them within their local communities through our expanded hotel/motel program." The Someplace Safe Shelter will cease operations on September 30, 2012. Funding allocations and all new and expanded services will take effect October 1, 2012. Someplace Safe currently serves more than 5,000 clients annually through its Community Outreach, Parenting Time Centers, and emergency hotel/motel programs throughout West Central Minnesota. THANK YOU to all of YOU who continue to support Someplace Safe! For questions please contact:
Becki Jordan Someplace Safe | Director of Development PO Box 815 | Fergus Falls MN 56538 Phone 218.770.3702 | Fax 320.589.9926 becki.j@someplacesafe.info
OR Sheila Korby Someplace Safe | Executive Director PO Box 815 | Fergus Falls MN 56538 Phone 218.739.3486 ext 6# | Fax 218.739.9305 sheila.k@someplacesafe.info

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