If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide,
please call 911 now.
All numbers listed are FREE of charge.
24 hour crisis hotline
Someplace Safe is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate violence in West Central Minnesota and beyond. The agency was incorporated in 1979 as a 501(c)3, private non-profit corporation dedicated to serving victims and survivors of domestic violence. Since that time, we have grown and expanded our services to better meet the needs of victims and survivors in our area. Someplace Safe’s programming currently includes: a 24-Hour Crisis Line; Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and General Crimes Advocacy services; Parenting Time Centers for parent-child exchanges and supervised visitation; Short Term Emergency Placement Services (S.T.E.P.S.); and two Thrift Stores to help fulfill client and community needs.
- Do not use this website if you suspect your computer is being monitored by your abuser. For your safety, learn about technology and safety before you use our website.
- Please note the “Quick Escape” button on each page. It will take you to a different website if you need to exit our site quickly. Use this if someone you do not trust enters the room or may try to see what website you are visiting.
- Do not leave Someplace Safe materials or related information in a place where someone might find them.
- If you call us and have a redial feature on your phone, be sure to dial a “safe” number after you call us.
Remember, Internet use is traceable. Your abuser may be able to see what websites you have visited and emails you have sent even if you delete your browser history and delete files. Access a safe computer to use the Internet such as at a library, community center or a friend’s house.”
Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line
One Call, One Result: Your Safety. If you’re being hurt or abused, The Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline 1.866.223.1111 assists you to get help, get safe, and get support. One call connects you with an advocate trained in supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking who can help you find a shelter and the services you need in your area. Dial 1.866.223.1111 or read Get Help for more information.
The Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline will be able to help you with:
- Advocacy from a supportive person. An advocate in your area will listen, understand, and help you sort out your options. Advocates provide support and assistance, information, referrals, resources, and more.
- Choices about involving law enforcement. Calling the crisis hotline is not the same as calling the police. No one will call the police without your permission unless they believe that you are in immediate physical danger and cannot make the call yourself.
- A safe place/shelter. An advocate will try to locate an available safe place to stay if you choose, and may be able to help with transportation to get there if you need it.
- Resources. Many programs offer or have connections to:
- Support groups. Available for children, youth, and/or adults.
- Transitional housing. Some programs have longer term housing for survivors of abuse.
- Legal advocacy. Most programs offer information about an Order for Protection and other civil matters. Most do not provide legal counsel, but may be able to refer you to free or low cost lawyer”
text “life” to 61222 – std. data and text rates apply.
TXT4Life is a suicide prevention resource for residents in Minnesota. We can help you with relationship issues, general mental health, and suicide. We are free, confidential, and here for you.
How to Use:
1. Text “Life” to 61222*.
2. Wait for a trained counselor to respond to your text.
3. Respond to the counselor, starting the conversation about what you are concerned about.
TXT4Life hours are 12 p.m.-3 a.m. Central Standard Time. If you text us outside of those hours, we will respond when the text center opens.