Protection Orders

Assisting with Immediate Protection

Safe Harbor assists individuals with domestic violence or stalking protection orders from someone they fear. Protection orders protect you and your children from your abuser by forbidding a perpetrator from contacting, threatening, entering your home and going to your work.

Completing protection order paperwork can feel overwhelming, especially considering the emotional and/or physical duress you are facing. In addition to assisting with paperwork, we also offer advice and insight on what to expect before, during, and after the court hearing. We accompany victims to the court hearing as well, as we understand how challenging it is to face an abuser, especially while navigating something new.

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Important Reminders About Your Protection Order

  • Keep a copy of it in your purse or on your person
  • Give a copy to your employer, your closest friend, and your child's school/daycare
  • If you lose it or your abuser destroys it, get another copy from the court that issued it
  • If your abuser violates the order (they do not have to hit you to violate it) call the police and report it

Available 24 / 7 / 365

If help is needed, please call us any time at 888-290-2935 or 605-226-1212. Walk-in support is also available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm at 2005 S Merton Street, just west of Aberdeen Central High School in Aberdeen, SD.

We Will Travel to You

If Brown County is not your home and a trip to Aberdeen is challenging, our Outreach Coordinator holds office hours throughout our servicing region. Connect with us at one of these locations if you need assistance with a protection order.

  • Potter County Library -
    First Tuesday of the month
  • Edmunds County Courthouse -
    Second Tuesday of the month
  • McPherson County Courthouse -
    Third Tuesday of the month
  • Day County Courthouse -
    4th Tuesday of the month
  • Britton Community Center -
    4th Tuesday of the month
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