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It's October - Help us Kick Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the Day of Unity, which was observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became…

Unpacking the Cleary Act - National Campus Safety Awareness Month

In 2008, National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) was unanimously approved by Congress to encourage a public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at our nation’s colleges and universities. This month, let’s dive in and learn more about The Clery Act. Jeanne Clery was 19 years old when she was raped and murdered in her college dormitory in 1986. At that time, standards for…

Heading Back to School Safer: A Look at Bullying

Did you know that 1918 was the first year that all 50 states required students to complete elementary schooling? In recognition of August as National Back to School Month, we’re sharing some important ways to support youth in preparing themselves for a successful and safe year by calling attention to the issue of bullying and how to tackle it. What we’ve learned about bullying through research and…

This Summer, Help Save Lives by Supporting Someplace Safe Thrift Stores!

The weather is warm, school is out, and summer is in full swing. For many, the summer months bring about long-awaited household and yard projects. While cleaning storage rooms and garages, and sorting through the closets of children and family members, one likely encounters an abundance of items which are no longer needed. Need a home for these once loved treasures? Look no further than Someplace Safe…

Elder Abuse Awareness Month: Learn More and Take Action This June

As people age, their dependency on others may increase. From grocery shopping, household repairs, and transportation, to medication assistance, financial management and day to day care, this rise in the dependence on others brings a greater chance of mistreatment, neglect or abuse for older adults.What is elder abuse? Elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring…

May is Supervised Visitation Awareness Month

Someplace Safe Parenting Time Center (PTC) is a proud member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN), a national organization of providers, dedicated to providing safe parental access for families. Each year, SVN dedicates May as supervised visitation/monitored exchange month to help bring awareness to this important service for families.Someplace Safe Parenting Time Centers…

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). While SAAM is entering its second decade, the history of SAAM reaches much longer back. Movements for social change and equality began during the civil rights era, bringing about the wide social activism which occurred in the 1970s. During this time, support for sexual assault survivors grew, along with an increased awareness…

March is Women’s History Month.

Each year we take this opportunity to reflect on how women have shaped history. It is also a time to recognize the accomplishments of women, as well as the challenges they faced, and to draw strength and inspiration from the remarkable women who came before us.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe short-term and long-term consequences on developing teens.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

The term stalking is sometimes used in a joking manner to express a curiosity, fondness, or infatuation for someone. This happens on social media. Movies or TV dramas also frequently romanticize stalking. Often stalking is portrayed as a persistent pursuing of a crush leads to a fairytale ending. However, stalking is not a joke or romantic. Stalking is a dangerous form of abuse that can have lasting…

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October 19

15th Annual Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence - Alexandria

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October 20

21st Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon, Alexandria

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October 20

Conquering Fear of Violence Course

Alexandria, MN


October 21

2nd Annual Soup Lunch Fundraiser - Elbow Lake

Knotty Pine Bar & Grill, Elbow Lake

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It's October - Help us Kick Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Friday 09/24/2021

Unpacking the Cleary Act - National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Monday 08/30/2021

Heading Back to School Safer: A Look at Bullying

Wednesday 07/28/2021