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We’re Hiring!

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Safe Harbor is seeking a number of part-time Shelter Advocates to provide high quality performance in the day-to-day operation of the Safe Harbor Shelter. This position is aimed at staffing the shelter 24/7 so hours will be during the nights and weekends.

Northeastern South Dakota Family Violence Prevention Conference

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This year’s event takes place on June 19th and 20th at The DEC. The training is designed for professionals who work with families experiencing domestic violence, child maltreatment, sexual assault and trauma. Speakers will include Kristen Gibbons-Feden, Detective Carlton Hershman, Erin Esposito and Hollie Strand. Learn more about the speakers and get tickets by visiting our […]

Our New Location!

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As of 2017, Safe Harbor is officially open at its new location at 2005 S Merton Street just west of Aberdeen Central High School. Our new facilities are now a reality thanks to the overwhelming generosity and support of local Aberdeen citizens, organizations and businesses. Our new reception area features our Tree of Hope recognition […]

The Misconception of Sexual Assault

The Misconception of Sexual Assault

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The Misconception of Sexual Assault By Gina Karst, Executive Director Sexual assault is stereotypically thought and depicted in the media to happen in dark alleys to a young adult because of the type of clothing that were worn or that the person was intoxicated. It does not always occur to those less financially stable because […]

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

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Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Debbie Menzel, Safe Harbor Kids Konnection Coordinator What is Child Abuse and how is Neglect Defined? There are four major types of child maltreatment:  neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. The neglect of children is failure to provide for a child’s basic needs.  Neglect may be physically not […]

What You See ~ What You Don’t See

What You See ~ What You Don’t See

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Domestic Abuse happens everyday and everywhere, it does not discriminate. Do we see the behavior as domestic abuse or do we choose to see the behavior as normal, everyday behavior. Domestic Abuse has many different forms and what looks normal may not be.

The Gift of Giving

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We wanted to share a thank you we received in the mail today of someone that we were able to assist this holiday season. It just shows that your donations make a huge difference in someone’s life. I want to thank all who organize the program for people through the holidays. My children thank you all for […]

Safe Harbor receives a $20,000 grant from Mary Kay Foundation

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Safe Harbor is excited to announce that we were a recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation. We are beyond grateful to have received this grant!!! Please go to Mary Kay Foundation and like their page! Heidi Crawford is an independent consultant for Mary Kay presenting Gina Karst with the check.   […]

Beyond the Victim

Beyond the Victim

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This annual conference will feature a discussion on issues related to domestic violence, human trafficking, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and offender accountability.