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

The weather is warm, school is out, and summer is in full swing. For many, the summer months bring about long-awaited household and yard projects. While cleaning storage rooms and garages, and sorting through the closets of children and family members, one likely encounters an abundance of items which are no longer needed. Need a home for these once loved treasures? Look no further than Someplace Safe…

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Domestic Violence

Fall is in the air…cool mornings and back-to-school buzz are all around us. Soon we will be surrounded by colorful fall foliage and pumpkin flavored treats. However, this autumn is unlike any other. Masks are required for back-to-school shopping. Many school athletic seasons have been cancelled. Victims and survivors of crime continue to live in uncertainty. During this unprecedented time of social…

​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.…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Get Involved in Your Community!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) has been observed since 1981 as a way to connect advocates, activists, legislators, communities, victims, and survivors in ending violence. Today, thousands of organizations across the country work each day to assist victims and families affected by domestic violence, helping them secure the safety, services, and resources needed to live healthier lives. In…

​September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The back to school season is here, and with that, thousands of students are heading to college and university. For many students, this may be their first time away from home, living independently. They may be looking forward to moving into campus housing, making new friends, and emerging themselves in campus life.But with all the anticipation and excitement of the upcoming academic year, also comes…

This Back to School Season, Learn About Bullying and What You Can Do To Prevent It!

For many, the back-to-school excitement has begun. But with all the excitement of shopping for new backpacks and school supplies, many forget the worry and stress that students can face when returning to school for the new year. Children and teens may experience a wide-range of emotions and anxieties when the school year begins, which extend beyond meeting new teachers, finding new peer groups, or…

Someplace Safe Thrift Stores: Raising funds to create safer families and safer communities!

Someplace Safe Thrift Stores: Raising funds to create safer families and safer communities! Our Stores. Someplace Safe Thrift Stores, located in Alexandria and Morris, help raise funds which support the programs and services provided by the agency. Not only that, the Someplace Safe Thrift Stores also provide needed clothing, household items, and furniture to victims and survivors who are in need…

Join Someplace Safe in Recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th

JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH:Join Someplace Safe in Keeping Older Adults Safe as we Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15thObserved annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of safety issues both in our homes and in our communities. This year, during National Safety Month, and in honor of World Elder Abuse Day, we focus on the safety of older adults,…

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October Lunch & Learn - DVAM Kickoff



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October Lunch & Learn - Supporting Survivors


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It's October - Help us Kick Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Friday 09/24/2021

Unpacking the Cleary Act - National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Monday 08/30/2021

Heading Back to School Safer: A Look at Bullying

Wednesday 07/28/2021