Southwest Crisis Center

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.


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

Southwest Crisis Center hosts the Safe Harbor Regional Navigator program for the Southwest region of Minnesota. The program connects youth with supportive services, shelter and housing.


  • Area Served by County
    • Blue Earth County
    • Brown County
    • Cottonwood County
    • Faribault County
    • Jackson County
    • Le Sueur County
    • Lincoln County
    • Lyon County
    • Martin County
    • Murray County
    • Nicollet County
    • Nobles County
    • Pipestone County
    • Redwood County
    • Renville County
    • Rock County
    • Sibley County
    • Watonwan County


Age 24 and younger

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Serves the Southwest region: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Sibley, and Watonwan counties

Application Instructions

Contact Allan Bakke, Regional Navigator, at (507) 360-0053 or

24-Hour Safe Line: (800) 376-4311 Youth Text Line: (218) 666-8336


320 S Lake St, Worthington, MN, 56187

Area Served

Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 800-376-4311
  • Main: 507-376-4311


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