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​January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

What is Human Trafficking? According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is considered to be modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking generates…

Someplace Safe is Turning 40!

Since 1979, Someplace Safe has been committed to building safer, healthier communities for victims and survivors of crime in west central Minnesota. As we look forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary in the coming year, we reflect on the impact of Someplace Safe’s work on the individuals and families of our communities for the past 40 years. No matter what the need, such as assistance filling out…

Kick Off the Holiday Giving Season and Make a Difference in Your Community!

In this season of thankfulness, Someplace Safe would like to thank YOU for helping over 3,600 individuals find safety, options, and hope this past year! For nearly 40 years, victims, survivors, families, and community members have turned to Someplace Safe for services, support, and help in their most critical time of need. We simply could not do this without you! We invite you to take a look at…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Domestic violence.A term known to many. A crime experienced by too many. Each year, millions of individuals across the country experience domestic violence. By definition, domestic violence, also called “intimate partner violence”, is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence is a serious, wide-spread…

September is 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. NCSAM, which is observed each September, comes at a time when thousands of students across the country are headed off to colleges and universities.No matter if the campus is located close…

Back to School Season is Upon Us!

With all the excitement of shopping for backpacks and school supplies, many families will be busy trying to pack in those last-minute summer activities and end of summer vacations before their children return to school. In the weeks leading up to the new academic year, it is also important to spend some time with your children to help them plan for their safety. Even the most basic of safety skills…

Exciting Times are in store for the Someplace Safe Thrift Stores!

Someplace Safe Thrift Stores: Kicking Off the Campaign to Raise Funds for a New Alexandria Thrift Store and Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Morris Thrift Store Our Stores.Someplace Safe Thrift Stores, located in Alexandria and Morris, help to raise funds which support the programs and services provided by Someplace Safe. The Someplace Safe Thrift Stores also provide needed clothing, household…

June is National Safety Month

JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH! Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. This year, the National Safety Council is focusing on four main areas each week during the “No 1 Gets Hurt” Campaign throughout the month. These include: emergency preparedness, wellness, falls, and driving.…

May is Supervised Visitation Awareness Month!

MAY IS SUPERVISED VISITATION AWARENESS MONTH Someplace Safe Parenting Time Center (PTC) is a member of the Supervised Visitation Network (SVN), an organization consisting of over 800 visitation providers worldwide, dedicated to providing safe parental access for families. SVN dedicated May as supervised visitation/monitored exchange month in 2001 to help bring awareness to this important service for…

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Embrace Your Voice, Take Action, Participate in Denim Day on April 25th!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Embrace Your Voice - Take Action - Participate in Denim Day on April 25th Each April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is observed throughout the United States to raise awareness of sexual violence. Sexual violence, while prevalent in our so­ciety, is not just a national issue. It unfortu­nately affects many individuals in our local communities as…

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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