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30 Days of Demanding the Change

April brings an annual opportunity to focus awareness on sexual violence, the culture that perpetuates this violence, and its prevention. Our goal is to not only change the institutional policies and practices that support the behaviors we encounter every day, but also to change our cultural norms so that this type of behavior is not expected, accepted, or tolerated. Sexual Assault Awareness Month…

Tis the Season for Tea

Someplace Safe is in the midst of planning two very exciting events for the month of April, and we hope you can join us! On Saturday, April 14, we will host our 3rd Annual Vintage Tea & Fashion Show at the Living Waters Church in Alexandria, Minnesota. This year's event will feature a Vintage Fashion Show highlighting clothing provided by area theaters, and coordinated by Becky Hobbs. Doors will open…

Someplace Safe Rallies at the Capitol

"Minnesota cannot afford to compromise on public safety or health," said Sarah Deer, professor at William Mitchell College of Law and Action Day rally moderator. Over 500 women, children, and men gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol on March 6th,2012, to protest violence against women and to call on legislators to support the important programs that work in communities across Minnesota to address…

THANK YOU from Someplace Safe

Throughout the month of March, Someplace Safe will be holding Public Thank You Receptions across our region, and you are all invited! These events will be an opportunity for Someplace Safe to say thank you to the thousands of individuals - volunteers, donors, businesses, community groups, churches and others - who make our work possible. It will also be an opportunity for us to report back to you and…

Someplace Safe Thrift Store is Moving!

Nearly two years into Someplace Safe's newest venture, we are excited to announce that the Someplace Safe Thrift Store is relocating! Our new store location will be at 801 Co Rd 44 NW - Suite 108, in Alexandria, and will allow us to better meet many of the requests and suggestions we have heard from our customers and communities.   Parking at the new location will be more readily available and convenient…

Someplace Safe names Sheila Korby as Executive Director

The Someplace Safe Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have selected Sheila Korby as the new Executive Director of Someplace Safe. Korby has been with Someplace Safe for over 8 years, and was previously serving at the Director of Program services, as well as Interim Executive Director since October. She brings a wide array of expertise and experience in the field of crime victim services,…

The Time To Break The Cycle Is Now

February is known as the month to show our love to friends, family and partners. As we are showing our love for those around us lets not forget an unhealthy epidemic facing our youth today. February was designated as Teen Dating Violence Prevention month by Congress 3 years ago. Violence in relationships knows no age, race or gender. Physical aggression occurs in 1-in-3 teen dating relationships, according…

It's Tea Time

For the past nine years one of Someplace Safe's biggest fundraisers has been our Tea and Silent Auction, held annually in Fergus Falls. Throughout the years we have been fortunate to have support from many local individuals and businesses, either by helping to sponsor the event, hosting and decorating a table, donating to the silent auction, or by attending this fun and lively event.The 9th Annual…

Stalking: Know It, Name It, Stop It

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year.1 This year's awareness theme--"Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It."--challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, yet many victims and criminal justice professionals underestimate its seriousness…

Honor Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Greetings and Happy Holidays Friends of Someplace Safe! Someplace Safe is offering a fun and thoughtful way to give to others this Season. The Holiday Season is the perfect time to show those around you how much you care. For those who are hard to buy for, consider making a donation to Someplace Safe in their honor, or giving a gift in memory of someone special, for the Holidays. In return, a Holiday…

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September 23

Standpoint New Laws sponsored by Someplace Safe

Holiday Inn, Alexandria, MN


September 24

Standpoint New Laws sponsored by Someplace Safe

Holiday Inn, Alexandria, MN


October 01

Fall Calendar Raffle Fundraiser - Morris

Old No. 1 Bar & Grill (stay tuned for COVID-19 related updates)

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Heading Back to School Safer: A Look at Bullying

Wednesday 07/28/2021

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

Thursday 07/01/2021

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

Tuesday 06/01/2021