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.
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.
Age 24 and younger
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Serves the Southwest region: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, and Yellow Medicine
Contact Allan Bakke, Regional Navigator, at (507) 360-0053 or email@example.com
24-Hour Safe Line: (800) 376-4311 Youth Text Line: (218) 666-8336
320 S Lake St, Worthington, MN, 56187
Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties
- Primary Contact for this program: 800-376-4311
- Main: 507-376-4311
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Other Services at this Location
- Crisis Line - Domestic Violence Immediate support and advice for people in distress
- Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) Short-term help for low-income families, youth and single adults who are homeless or are about to become homeless