Support Within Reach, Sexual Violence Resource 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

The Northwest Regional 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. This position also provides training and technical assistance across the west metro region on the issue of minor sex trafficking.

Eligibility

Age 24 and younger

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Northwest Minnesota: Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Lake of Woods, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties

Application Instructions

Crisis Lines at: (800) 708-2727, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard Counties (866) 747-5008, Itasca and Aitkin Counties

For information about how to get help for someone, contact the Bemidji office at (218) 444-9524 or e-mail: contact@supportwithinreach.org

Location

1510 Bemidji Ave N, Ste 13, Bemidji, MN, 56601

Area Served

Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard and Clearwater Counties

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 866-747-5008
  • Main: 218-444-9524
  • Crisis Line: 800-708-2727
  • FAX: 218-444-9527

Email

contact@supportwithinreach.org

Websites

Other Services at this Location

Last Update

7/19/2022