Safe Harbor Regional Navigators - Minnesota Department of Health

Safe Harbor Regional Navigators

Safe Harbor Regional Navigators connect youth with services and serve as points of contact for their 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.

To find services statewide, call the Day One Crisis Hotline call 1-866-223-1111 or Text: 612-399-9995 or visit the Day One Website.


Counties served: Carlton, Cook, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis.

  • PAVSA (Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault) Duluth 218-726-1931
    PAVSA 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 help with emergency medical care, short- and long-term individual counseling services, sexual assault therapeutic support groups, and advocacy to help people with the medical, legal, and personal ramifications of sexual violence. 


Counties served: Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Lake of Woods, Roseau, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake.

  • Support Within Reach Bemidji 218-444-9524
    Support Within Reach provides trained advocates to help survivors of sexual violence, offers prevention education to help protection of women, children, and men from sexual violence. Support Within Reach assures that survivors of sexual violence are treated with dignity and respect, and empowers people and communities through information, knowledge, and the services available to survivors and those who care about them.

East Metro

Counties served: Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Isanti, Ramsey, and Washington.

  • 180 Degrees St. Paul  612-813-5030
    180 Degrees is recognized for their culturally appropriate, high-quality, community-based programs. Their day-to-day work centers on crisis intervention – helping youth find safe shelter, and support when they're ready to exit violent relationships. Their work is shaped by their commitment to treating everyone with dignity, uncovering and amplifying inherent strengths in their clients, and embracing a multi-cultural approach to healing.

West Metro

Counties served: Carver, Hennepin, and Scott.

  • THE LINK Minneapolis  612-232-5428
    The Link provides support to at-risk youth in the Twin Cities. The Link provides case management services to youth who are truant, homeless, or involved in the legal system through Self-Sufficiency Support for Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Positive Alternatives in Juvenile Justice, and Programming for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking programming.

East Central

Counties served: Aitkin, Benton, Crow Wing, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, and Wright.

  • Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) Brainerd 218-824-3770
    LSS of Minnesota, Brainerd Youth Services provides services ranging from street outreach to case management to transitional housing programs for runaway, homeless, at-risk, and exploited youth in the East Central region. Programs include 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.

West Central

Counties served: Becker, Big Stone, Chippewa, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Meeker, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wadena, and Wilkin.

  • Someplace Safe Fergus Falls 218-739-3359
    Someplace Safe helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and other crimes (including; stalking, elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, theft, etc.). Someplace Safe helps victims navigate the social, emotional, and economic impacts they face as victims on the path to becoming survivors. 

South Central

Counties Served: Brown, Blue Earth, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan.

  • Lutheran Social Service of MN Mankato 507-381-5511
    LSS of Minnesota provides services ranging from street outreach to case management to transitional housing programs for runaway, homeless, at-risk, and exploited youth. They also offer sex trafficking prevention education.  


Counties served: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, and Yellow Medicine.

  • Southwest Crisis Center Worthington 507-376-4311
    The Southwest Crisis Center 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. 


Counties Served: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

  • Dodge, Fillmore, and Olmsted County Victim Services Rochester 507-289-0636
    Dodge, Fillmore, and Olmsted County Victim Services provides advocacy and support to victims of crime, sexual assault survivors, trafficking victims, and sexually exploited youth. Advocates work with systems partners to respond to the needs of victims. Victim Services also educates on prevention practices to challenge the existence of violence in their 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.

Tribal Regional Navigators

  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Family Violence Prevention Program 320-630-2677
    Family Violence Prevention Program provides advocacy and support to victims/survivors of domestic assault, elder abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, victims of crime, and sexually exploited youth. FVPP services include a 24 hour crisis line, DV emergency shelter, crisis intervention, one on one support, case management, safety planning, and assistance with filing restraining orders.
  • White Earth Tribal Nation Down on Violence Everyday (DOVE) 218-850-2011
    White Earth DOVE Program is a victim services program that assists victims and survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, general crimes, and human trafficking. DOVE offers prevention education for at risk youth as well as community outreach and education. Dove provides shelter, advocacy services and referrals for men, women, and children. The DOVE Program assures that survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, general crimes, and human trafficking are treated with dignity and respect, to Empower and Support Victims in Becoming Survivors.

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


For more information on Safe Harbor, email the Safe Harbor program at

Updated Tuesday, 24-May-2022 12:26:50 CDT