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All doors are open for youth who need support

Youth in Hennepin County are not alone. A network of supportive services is ready whenever you want help.

If a someone is forcing or intimidating another person to perform sexual acts in exchange for something of value, such as money, shelter, food, drugs or status, that’s exploitation.

We can help you find other ways to get support.

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You have the right to control your body and your sexuality.

If you or someone you know is being exploited, we are here to help. Minnesota’s Safe Harbor law says you cannot be prosecuted if you are the one being exploited.

If you or someone else are in immediate danger, call 911.

Ask for help – Safe Harbor navigators

Look for the Safe Harbor Regional Navigator in your region as a point of contact for information and to connect you with services.

West Metro Safe Harbor Navigator

No Wrong Door is more than a name. It’s a promise to young people experiencing exploitation that no matter where or how you enter the system, you can safely get help.

For example, if you go to the Red Door Clinic, your practitioner can connect you to help. If you talk with a case manager about housing, they can connect you to help. Parole officers, social workers, therapists and others all can connect you to help.

Find other help

Hennepin Waypoint

This program is a community resource that can connect you to basic needs, including:

  • Shelter or housing
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Public restrooms
  • Crisis lines and outreach
  • Medical care and health assistance
  • Employment, training and education
  • Legal assistance
  • Activities and events

Visit Hennepin Waypoint's web presence.

Youth Services Network

This is a youth-specific resource that can connect you to basic needs, including:

  • Shelter
  • Drop-in centers
  • Food
  • Resource hot lines
  • Pregnancy and parenting resources
  • Outreach workers
  • Health and wellness
  • Mental and emotional health
  • Education
  • Employment

Visit the Youth Services Network website.

We are thankful to our contracted partners for helping us to serve youth. Check them out.

Annex Teen Clinic

Annex Teen Clinic is a sexual health clinic serving young people through age 25 with education and clinical services. They provide a full range of low-cost sexual health services including clinic services, referrals, follow-up, and education. All services are confidential, and no one is turned away for the inability to pay.

Visit the clinic's website.

Children's Minnesota/Midwest Children's Resource Center

Midwest Children's Resource Center is a child advocacy center and clinic within Children's Minnesota that provides a variety of services to victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Their program has multiple components: a medical clinic, a child advocacy center, and connection with community resources to provide a team approach to cases.

Visit Midwest Children's Resource Center online.

The Link

The Link is a youth-centered community-based agency that provides 23 programs within three areas: housing and supportive services; juvenile justice alternative programs; and Safe Harbor programs that include specialized shelter and housing for youth who have been trafficked or exploited. All of The Link's programs have been co-designed with youth who have lived experiences of involvement in the juvenile justice system, sex trafficking, and/or homelessness.

Visit The Link MN.

If you or someone else is in danger, call 911.

Cope mobile crisis team

Call 612-596-1223.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Call 888-373-7888 or text 233733.

National Runaway Safeline

Call 800-786-2929.

RAINN: Rape Abuse + Incest National Network

Call 800-656-4673.

Other

View other crisis line options (PDF).

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