Safe Harbor Minnesota | Regional Navigators

Regional Navigators

Eight organizations are the program's base for Regional Navigators, - the main points of contact for sexually exploited youth and concerned agencies throughout Minnesota. Navigators are responsible for connecting youth with services and serving as regional experts for communities. Youth, educators, service providers, law enforcement, and community members are encouraged to contact the navigator in your area if you are working with a young person who may be sexually exploited or to be connected with training to learn more about the sexual exploitation of youth.

The following agencies host a Regional Navigator:

Tribal Navigator

  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) MIWRC provides a comprehensive array of services has been designed to meet the most common needs presented in our community under one roof. For those services we do not offer on site, we maintain an extensive referral network of resources to fully meet the needs of our families. Culturally based and gender focused, MIWRC’s innovative programming has proven effective in healing, preserving, and strengthening American Indian families. 612-728-2000.

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Northwest Tribal Navigator

  • DOVE on White Earth: The White Earth Reservation Tribal DOVE (Down ON Violence Everyday) Program serves victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Dating Violence, Elder Abuse, and General Crime through a 24 Hour Crisis Line, crisis intervention and counseling, Safehousing, Legal, Medical, Personal, and systems advocacy, assistance with filing orders for protection, harassment orders, and state reparations forms, information and referrals, and shelter for Women and children. White Earth, MN, 218-983-4656; Crisis Line:1-877-830-3683

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East Metro

  • Tubman : Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and community education, including public information campaigns to provide community members the information and support they need to get help or give help. Crisis Line: 651-770-0777

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Central MN

  • Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS): LSS of Minnesota, Brainerd Youth Services provides services ranging from street outreach, case management to transitional housing programs for runaway, homeless, at-risk and exploited youth in the Central region. Programming includes Street Outreach, Basic Center, Journey Transitional Living Program, the Red Path Independent Living Program and Safe Harbor foster care and outreach which provides youth with support, safety, and shelter. Brainerd, MN, 24 hour Crisis line: 1-866-824-3770

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West-Central MN

  • Heartland Girls’ Ranch: Heartland Girls’ Ranch is a working ranch and group home licensed by the Department of Corrections for girls ages 12-21 providing housing, supportive services, mental health and chemical dependency support, equine therapy and a dedicated school for girls who have been sexually exploited/trafficked. Benson, MN; 320-979-9481

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Northeast MN

  • PAVSA: Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) is a nonprofit which provides services to victims of sexual violence including sexual exploitation and trafficking. PAVSA’s victim services include: immediate crisis intervention on a 24-hour crisis line, specially trained medical personnel (SANE program) to assist in emergency medical care, short- and long-term individual counseling services with a specialized counseling staff, sexual assault therapeutic support groups to gain support amongst peers, and advocacy to assist people with the medical, legal, and personal ramifications of sexual violence. Duluth, MN, 218-726-1442; Crisis Line:218-726-1931

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Southwest MN

  • Southwest Crisis Center: The SWCC provides direct services to primary and secondary victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, sexual harassment, stalking, and child abuse including domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy and on-going support as well as 24-hour crisis line. Worthington, MN, 1-800-376-4311

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West Metro

  • The Link: The Link provides support to at-risk youth in the Twin Cities through programs reaching out to youth and families when truancy, homelessness, or involvement in the juvenile legal system is putting youth at risk of not reaching their fullest potential. The Link provides case management services to youth who are truant, homeless or in trouble with the law through a Self-Sufficiency Support for Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Positive Alternatives in Juvenile Justice, and Programming for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking programming. Minneapolis, MN, mobile: 612-232-5428, 612-636-4260

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Northwest MN

  • Support within Reach: SWR exists for those who have felt the impact of sexual violence in their lives by providing trained advocates for survivors, offering prevention education to aid in the protection of women, children, and men from sexual violence, assuring that survivors of sexual violence are treated with dignity and respect, and empowering individuals and communities through information, knowledge, and the services available to survivors and those who care about them. Bemidji, MN, 218-444-9524; Crisis Line:1-800-708-2727

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Southeast MN

  • Dodge, Fillmore, and Olmsted County Victim Services: The programs of Victim Services provide advocacy and support to victims of crime, sexual assault survivors, trafficking victims, and sexually exploited youth. This advocacy work includes prompting system change by working with our systems partners to be more responsive to the needs of victims. We also offer prevention education to challenge the existence of violence in our communities. Services include but are not limited to a 24 hour crisis line, crisis intervention services, support and advocacy during evidentiary exams at the emergency room and during law enforcement interviews, assistance with filing restraining orders and safety planning, as well as ongoing advocacy services throughout the life of a criminal case. Rochester, MN, 507-328-7270; 24-hour crisis line:507-289-0636

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If you or someone you know is being sexual exploited or trafficked, please contact your Regional Navigator or contact the Day One Hotline to learn more about services available in your community at 1-866-223-1111.

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