Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA)

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

Hosts the Safe Harbor Regional Navigator program for the Northeast region of Minnesota

Eligibility

Age 24 and younger

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Northeast region of Minnesota: Carlton, Cook, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties

Location

32 E 1st St, Ste 200, Duluth, MN, 55802

Area Served

Southern St. Louis County

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 218-726-1931
  • Main: 218-726-1442

Email

pavsa@pavsa.org

Websites

Last Update

9/21/2022