Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center to celebrate 35th anniversary

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Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Friday, March 1, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. Supporters, volunteers, staff and community are invited to the event, which is being held at the Safe Haven Resource Center, located at 414 W. 1st Street in Duluth.

For the last 35 years, Safe Haven has been offering resources and support to victims of domestic abuse throughout the region. Their mission is to provide safety for women who are battered and their children, and work to end violence against women.

The event will begin with a Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30. A reception will follow from 4-6 p.m., with an address from keynote speaker Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon at 4:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The anniversary celebration will also serve as a kickoff for Safe Haven’s 90-day capital campaign, Operation Care-A-Van. The campaign’s goal is to finance a new van to replace Safe Haven’s current van, which has clocked over 135,000 miles. The van is used to pick up women who are in danger, take children on field trips and to school, run errands, and transport residents to appointments.

About Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center

Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center serves a seven-county area in northern Minnesota, including St. Louis, Koochiching, Aitkin, Lake, Carlton, Itasca and Cook Counties. They provide services and education for more than 1,500 women and children annually.

Source: Press release

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