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A Chance to Help

It seems that when someone needs help, people come together to get involved and do what they can. Sometimes it is by donating their time or talents, material items, money, cooking food, or just simply being there to listen and support. In the case of Someplace Safe, we are an organization that is often in need of help to help others. Someplace Safe has been around for nearly 35 years, and we continue…

New Challenges - New Solutions

National Crime Victims Rights Week is April 21-27, and it is designed to help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victim issues. In October 2004 the Crime Victims Rights Act was passed. It was put in place to be an enforcement tool for rights defined in the act, to assist with victim rights laws and to find grant programs and other activities to put provisions in…

April: Sexual Assault Awareness & Where We Fit

The month of April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Below is lots of information that may help you to help yourself, someone you know, or your community - all compiled by a Someplace Safe Sexual Assault Advocate. This…

Rallying at the Capitol: One Advocate's Experience

The 2013 Action Day to End Violence Against Women was held Tuesday, March 12, at the Minnesota State Capitol. Action Day is a collective effort by six statewide coalitions (including: the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, Sacred Hoop, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition, Minnesota Network on Abuse in Later Life, and Minnesota Men's Action…

You're Invited!

Someplace Safe has had the opportunity to see many of our supporters, volunteers, and clients over the past few days, but we're not done yet! If you haven't had the chance to stop by one of our Open Houses, there are still plenty of chances coming up. Or, if you missed us in your area, feel free to call or stop in any time to visit with staff, check out the offices, drop off donations, and learn more…

Tips for Teens: How Can I Help?

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP Teens sometimes just need another person to say I see what's going on and am here if you need anything. It is not the time to be giving advice just be willing to listen and be there for them. WHEN A FRIEND IS IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP DO: Listen to what they have to say. DO: Tell them that you are there for them whenever they want to talk. Let them know you care about…

Talking to Teens

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Teen dating violence is one of the many types of violence that youth may experience but we know that they do not experience it in isolation. Violence has become so prevalent in our current society that youth often experience or witness violence without giving it much thought. Ignoring the problem won't solve it. The facts below…

Technology as a Weapon

Domestic Violence victims are increasingly becoming victims of stalking through high-tech means. Stalkers are becoming increasingly technologically driven. With each advance in computers, smart, phones, social media, and GPS, stalkers have found new tools to terrorize their victims. Stalking victims have to be very careful to disable GPS on their cell phones, smart phones, or digital cameras. GPS…

Stalking: It's A Crime

Each year, millions of people fall victim to stalking. At some point in their lives, 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked. Many of these crimes will go unreported and unprosecuted due to the fear and uncertainty about what to do if a person believes they may being stalked. The best way to help prevent this is to educate yourself about what stalking is, and what you can do to keep yourself and…

Know It. Name It. Stop It.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. In January 2004, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched National Stalking Awareness Month as a way to increase the public's understanding of the crime of stalking. So just how much do you know about stalking? Take a look at some of these national statistics: 6.6 million people are stalked in one year in the United States. 1 in 6 wom…

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Wednesday 07/28/2021

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Thursday 07/01/2021

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

Tuesday 06/01/2021