Safe Harbor Supportive Services
Someplace Safe’s Safe Harbor Supportive Services program offers direct client advocacy services through confidential advocacy and case management.
We believe it is imperative to provide rural at-risk, sexually exploited, and trafficked youth options in an accepting, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Advocates provide trauma-informed services and connect youth age 24 and under with appropriate resources and support locally.
The 9-county service are includes: Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wadena, and Wilkin counties.
Toll Free: 1-800-974-3359
218-770-4256 (call or text)
Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door (SH/NWD) is a client-centered, trauma-informed, culturally competent service delivery model based in the following care philosophies:
- Client-Centered: Self-identified services driven by the needs, strengths and voices of clients.
- Trauma-Informed: Care that works to address the emotional, physical, neurological, and social effects trauma has on individuals.
- Culturally competent: Ability to interact with and effectively serve people of different cultures, socio-economic backgrounds.
- Culturally specific services: Services developed and focused on specific racial and ethnic groups. Culture plays a significant role in the types of trauma experienced, the risk for continued trauma, and which supports and interventions are most effective.
- Positive Youth Development: Youth are active agents in decision-making. Services support their development through partnerships with youth to provide meaningful community connections and opportunities to build a sense of competency, usefulness, belonging, and power.
- Strengths-based: Services which start with and build upon the skills, strengths, and positive characteristics of each youth.
- Risk/Harm Reduction: Services which contain the effects of risky behavior in the short-term and seek to reduce its effects in the long-term. Services should have low barrier access and should offer options and resources to reduce the level of risk in real and practical ways.
SH/NWD agencies work in partnership with the participants, to develop and implement a service plan that promotes healing, self-determination and achieving self-sufficiency. SH/NWD services must be individualized and comprehensive.