$25k Grant from Verizon to Fund New Program


Today Safe Haven announced the launch of our new Client Connection Program!

The Program will be implemented at the Safe Haven Resource Center, at 414 W. 1st Street in Duluth, where a new full-time Client Connection Coordinator will ensure victims receive the services they need to rebuild their lives with a single point of contact. The new position is made possible by a $25,000 grant from the HopeLine® program from Verizon.

The Client Connection Coordinator will get to know the clients, their situations and be a familiar face for those seeking assistance with intimate details of their life. It will also allow Resource Center Advocates to stay connected with each person and ensure that their legal advocacy needs are tied to their long-term needs and goals. The Client Connection Program is the achievement of a long-held vision to initiate and maintain long-term contacts with clients, engage them in services and offer support to continue a life free from violence.

We are so grateful for Verizon’s contribution to this new program which will help us to better serve victims of domestic violence in our community.

“Still I Rise” Benefit Concert

Still I Rise PosterOn April 5th, the College of St. Scholastica hosted a choir concert entitled “Still I Rise: Songs and Stories of Struggle and Strength” with proceeds benefiting Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center.

The concert, which featured three collegiate women’s choirs from the College of St. Scholastica, the College of St. Benedict and the University of Northwestern—St. Paul, included songs of hope and empowerment, as well as a personal story of survival from one of the women we’ve served.

Leading up to the event, Safe Haven’s Community Education Coordinator had the chance to speak to each of the three choirs about healthy and unhealthy relationships. The presentations touched on red flags of abuse, the importance of establishing personal boundaries and how to seek and refer others to help in their communities.

We’d like to thank Minnesota Power for sponsoring this event, Bret Amundson at the College of St. Scholastica for approaching us with this opportunity and all of the attendees and donors that showed up to support us. It takes an entire community to combat domestic violence, and we could not provide the services that we do without your vital support.