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Teaching Future Generations

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Someplace Safe's Otter Tail County programs held their 24th Annual Walk & Vigil on October 6, 2011, in Fergus Falls. Following is a powerful quote shared by Charles Kitzman, Probation Director for Otter Tail County, at the event. We would like to share it here with you. "We must teach our young women to distinguish between: A man who flatters…

Now Accepting Applications for Executive Director Position

Someplace Safe Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. A full job description can be found HERE, or in the Employment section of our website. To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to: ssboardchair@gmail.com.  

New Adventures for Executive Director

The Someplace Safe Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Jeanne Jacobs, Executive Director, effective October 16, 2011. The Board is very appreciative of the huge contribution Jeanne has made to Someplace Safe and the accomplishments during her years of service. Please read Jeanne's farewell message, which can also be found in our Fall 2011 Newsletter: "The printing of this newsletter…

Bremer Foundation Invests in Development

The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, recently awarded $65,300.00 to Someplace Safe, based in Fergus Falls, MN. The funds will be used to help create a comprehensive fund development program to support and sustain services for victims and survivors of violence, abuse and crime throughout Someplace Safe's service region, including Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Ottertail, Pope, Stevens,…

Scramble for Someplace Safe

Looking for something fun to do this September? Join us for our 1st Annual Benefit Golf Scramble coming up September 12, 2011, at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course in Elbow Lake! We'll begin registration at 8am with a Shotgun Start at 9am. Not a professional golfer? No problem! This event is open to the public and will have something for everyone, including a variety of games and contests, and most importantly,…

Back In Business

Someplace Safe received word that domestic violence, sexual assault, and general crimes programs under the Minnesota Office of Justice were designated as essential services by special court order. We resumed services in all of our nine outreach offices effective Thursday, July 21. Thank you to all for your hard work, kinds words, and generous support throughout this challenging time! Please contact…

What Would YOU Do With One-Hundred Dollars?

The following essay was written by a Fourth Grade student at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center/Cleveland Elementary in Fergus Falls, MN, and resulted in a $100 donation from the Fergus Falls Kiwanis group. "If I had one-hundred dollars... If I had one-hundred dollars I would give it to Someplace Safe. You may ask "why there"? Because I love all of the thoughtful people who put so much time and effort…

MN Government Shutdown Effects Us All

As of today, MN government has shut down after failure to reach an agreement on a budget for the next two years. So what does this mean for Someplace Safe? Until the MN government reopens, all non-funded Someplace Safe services will be unavailable for victims and survivors of crime and their families. Each of our nine Outreach offices are closed, eliminating local emergency and advocacy services across…

Someplace Safe Takes Immediate Action

The Board of Directors of Someplace Safe has taken action to reconfigure its services in response to steady decreases in funding, partnered with increased costs due to rising need and demand for priority programs and services. Someplace Safe provides advocacy services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and general crimes (elder abuse, harassment, stalking, etc.). Programming…

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Upcoming Events


October 07

"Conquering Fear of Violence" Self Defense - Alexandria

Alexandria Martial Arts and Movement, 415 Fillmore St. Alexandria, MN


October 09

6th Annual Chili Fundraiser - Wadena

(watch for updates due to COVID-19 related guidelines)


October 12

10th Annual Chili Feed Fundraiser - Breckenridge

(watch for updates due to COVID-19 related guidelines) Breckenridge Senior Center, 225 5th St S, Breckenridge, MN


October 13

Taking a Stand Against Domestic Violence - Alexandria

Big Ole Central Park, 200 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN (watch for updates due to COVID-19 related guidelines)

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Tuesday 09/01/2020

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