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Emergency Shelter


The Safe Avenues Shelter Program provides emergency residential shelter services to women and their children who are in immediate danger of violence. The shelter has 6 rooms and a total of 16 beds. Safe Avenues also has resources available to male victims who are in need of emergency shelter. When our shelter is operating at maximum occupancy, additional victims in need of services are assisted by advocates in locating available shelter facilities through Minnesota’s Day One network. Our Shelter Program:



  • Works with victims in need of emergency safe shelter due to domestic or sexual violence, including sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
  • Provides all basic needs for residents while they stay in the shelter program
  • Helps residents work on securing housing, employment and other needs
  • Assists victims and their children in safety planning
  • Offers advocacy and accompaniment to community services
  • Provides referrals to other agencies
  • Provides in-house support group
  • Provides daily one-on-one advocacy meetings with residents to help work on program goals