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2020 Annual Awards

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Since 2013 we have awarded a Law Enforcement Office of the Year and a Volunteer of the Year to show our appreciation for these important members of our community. This year we had several amazing candidates to choose from. Law Enforcement Officer of the Year This award is determined by our staff who discuss and […]

May Update

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May is supervised visitation awareness month and Kids Konnection has been able to provide a safe and neutral space as free of conflict as possible for over 400 children in the past year.

Debbie’s Last Day

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After 18 years of service in social work, Debbie Menzel is retiring from Safe Harbor as the Kids Konnection Coordinator. Read her parting words and visit on the “Virtual Surprise Party” on our Facebook page.

Child Abuse Awareness Month

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Children seem to be less vulnerable to the Coronavirus but more susceptible to abuse at home during this pandemic. Sadly, experts believe child abuse is likely to rise during quarantine. Here’s how to help protect the children in your life. 1. Know the warning signs. Learn how to recognize child abuse and watch for the signs, no matter […]

March Update

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March is a fun-filled month of grant writing, finishing up last minute additions to Victim Service’s grants due this month. We are also in full swing planning for Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Awareness for the month of April. In planning for these activities, we are asking the community to donate jeans in […]

We’re a 2019 Mary Kay Foundation Grant Recipient

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We were one of 100 domestic violence agencies to receive a grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. We received the gift of $20,000 that we’ll be contributing to our endowment fund. Each year The Mary Kay Foundation awards grants to agencies across the country in an effort to help eliminate domestic violence by providing women […]

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 […]