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.

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

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.

Eligibility

Age 24 and younger

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Serves the Southwest region: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, and Yellow Medicine

Application Instructions

Contact Allan Bakke, Regional Navigator, at (507) 360-0053 or allan@mnswcc.org

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

Location

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

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Websites

Other Services at this Location

Last Update

7/19/2022