Lutheran Social Service - Youth & Family 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

Minnesota Regional Navigator offers a 24/7 response for sex-trafficked youth

Youth are provided with safe housing, basic needs, an individualized safety and needs assessment plan, mobile case management and connections with the variety of services they need.

About This Location

Serves the South Central region of: Brown, Blue Earth, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan.

Eligibility

Age 24 and younger

Application Instructions

Contact the 24/7 hotline at (866) 824-3770

Location

710 S 2nd St, Mankato, MN, 56001

Area Served

LSS Mankato serves Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan counties.

Crisis Nursery serves Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties.

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 507-381-5511
  • General Information: 507-625-7660

Business Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Websites

Other Locations

Other Services at this Location

  • Crisis Nursery Short-term child care for families going through a crisis or stressful situation

Last Update

8/3/2022