Someplace Safe

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 West Central Navigator provides a 24/7 response for sex-trafficked youth and provides each youth with an individualized safety and needs assessment plan, mobile case management and connections with the variety of services they need.

Features

  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to everyone

Eligibility

Age 24 and younger

Application Instructions

For safe harbor support services contact (218) 739-2486 x 774 or navigator@someplacesafe.info.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (800) 974-3359

Location

PO Box 815, Fergus Falls, MN, 56538

Area Served

Big Stone, Becker, Chippewa, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, McLeod, Meeker, Otter Tail, Pope, Renville, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin, and Yellow Medicine counties

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 800-974-3359
  • Main: 218-739-3486
  • FAX: 218-739-9305

Email

navigator@someplacesafe.info

Websites

Other Services at this Location

Last Update

7/27/2022