Dodge, Fillmore and Olmsted County Victim Services

Regional Navigator for Sexually Exploited Youth

This agency connects trafficked or sexually-exploited youth with supportive services. The youth are viewed as victims and survivors, not criminals.

Description

Regional navigators are part of the Minnesota Safe Harbor program which views youth who engage in prostitution as victims and survivors, not criminals. Navigators are the main point of contact for sexually-exploited youth and concerned agencies, and are responsible for connecting youth with supportive services and housing. The participants in Safe Harbor programs are treated with dignity and respect and the program recognizes their right to make their own choices.

Navigators also serve as regional experts on sexually-exploited youth. All members of the community are encouraged to contact the navigator when working with a young person who may be sexually exploited. Navigators can refer professionals to trainings about sexual exploitation of youth and the supportive programs that are available. Safe Harbor Regional Navigators follow the No Wrong Door approach, providing a single entry point to a wide variety of services.

Additional Information

The Southeast Minnesota Regional Navigator provides a 24/7 response for sex-trafficked youth for the counties of Dodge, Fillmore and Olmsted counties. It also provides each youth with an individualized safety and needs assessment plan, mobile case management and connections with the variety of services they need.

Eligibility

Age 24 and younger

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Southeast Navigator for: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona.

Application Instructions

24 Hour Crisis Line: (507) 289-0636

Location

151 4th St SE, Rochester, MN, 55904

Area Served

Dodge, Fillmore and Olmsted counties

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 507-289-0636
  • General Information: 507-328-7200

Email

victim.services@co.olmsted.mn.us

Websites

Last Update

7/19/2022