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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…

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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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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Domestic Violence

Tuesday 09/01/2020

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

Friday 07/31/2020

This July support Someplace Safe by visiting the Thrift Stores.

Tuesday 06/30/2020