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Back to School 2020: Preparing for a Safe and Successful Academic Year

Preparing to return to school is always a busy time for students and families, this year, the back- to-school season may be more stressful than past years. There are so many questions and uncertainties with COVID-19. Understandably, many parents and caregivers may have more anxiety about sending their children back- to-school. While these fears are warranted, it’s important to remember that children…

This July support Someplace Safe by visiting the Thrift Stores.

Someplace Safe Thrift Stores, located in Morris and Alexandria, provide a trifecta of community benefits each and every day; you can donate, shop, and help save lives! See how supporting the Someplace Safe Thrift Stores provide these remarkable community benefits and more.Donate:Studies have shown that having too much clutter around your home can cause stress. When you clean out your clutter and donate…

Understanding Elder Abuse is the Key to Prevention

“Respect your elders” is an age old saying most of us have heard throughout our lives. Yet all too often, older adults not only experience disrespect but abuse. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million older adults who are abused each year. One study estimated that only 1 in 14 cases of abuse against older adults…

May is Supervised Visitation Awareness Month

As part of our mission to create safer families and communities, Someplace Safe operates five Parenting Time Centers (PTC), designed to assure that children can have safe and conflict-free access to parents through a variety of services delivered by trained providers. PTC is located in Fergus Falls, Morris, Ortonville, Glenwood and Perham. Someplace Safe recognizes that all children deserve the right…

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is about more than just raising awareness each April. It is about coming together, educating communities, and taking action - with an ultimate goal of prevention. This April, as we take measures to protect our physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic, we also invite you to explore other issues, such as practicing consent and learning more about online safety,…

March is Women’s History Month.

This March join Someplace Safe in observing Women’s History Month recognizing the vast contributions women have made not only to our organization, but to our country, history, and society. In 1980 President Jimmy Carter declared March as Women’s History Month. At that time, what started out as just a week-long celebration, evolved into an entire month dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of…

Help Spread Awareness About Teen Dating Violence This February.

February has long been known as the month for love. But this month is not just reserved for cupid. February is also National Teen Violence and Awareness Month, where activists, organizations and community leaders come together to raise awareness and stress that Love is Respect. Many of us want to believe that teen dating violence (TDV) is something that only happens on an old episode of 90210 … but…

​January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. In fact, it is estimated that human trafficking generates billions of dollars of profit each year, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime. Minnesota is not exempt from this heinous crime. In fact, according to the Minnesota Attorney…

​Happy Holidays to our Amazing Community of Supporters and Allies

Our 40th Anniversary Year was our best year yet! This holiday season, as we reflect on all that we have accomplished this past year, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made so many successes possible. Not only did Someplace Safe provide services to over 4,100 victims, survivors, community members and families this past year; our services provided critical safety, options, and hope to…

​As We Close in on the End of Our 40th Anniversary Year, We Thank YOU!

Since 1979, Someplace Safe has provided safety, options, and hope to thousands upon thousands of individuals, families, and communities throughout our area. From those who have accessed services in the midst crisis, to family and loved ones who sought help in the aftermath, and all who are now empowered to lead safer, healthier lives…the impact of Someplace Safe is truly remarkable in our communities.…

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

Tuesday 06/01/2021

May is Supervised Visitation Awareness Month

Saturday 05/01/2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Thursday 04/01/2021