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Why I Am a Safe Harbor Navigator

I joined the Minnesota Safe Harbor system as a navigator, which makes me feel like I can help change the lives of our vulnerable populations on a larger scale.

  • 03/25/2021
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Creating True Safety and Healing

Data suggests that prison is not an effective deterrent.

  • 02/25/2021
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Rebuilding Education

A child who is loved, educated, mentored, and healed is more likely to face adversities with resilience and contribute to

  • 02/25/2021
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The Call of the Wild

Wildlife patients do not understand that we are there to help them, and we cannot comfort them like pets. Being in captivity is inherently stressful and scary for our patients, so it is important to do what we can to shorten their stay with us.

  • 01/21/2021
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Work, Motherhood, & Pandemic

“Families were communal in the past. I hope that this is something we take away [from the pandemic] — how can we lend support to one another?”

  • 01/21/2021
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VIEW: Ellie Krug, “Trash”

I spent several hours reading the notecards and remembering what it was like to be loved unconditionally.

  • 01/10/2021
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Magdalena Kaluza: Direct Action

“By sharing vulnerability, we build deeper relationships. We need deep relationships to face what’s coming — floods, heat waves, climate refugees.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Pandemic Holiday Adjustments

This situation opens the door for us to be even more intentional about making authentic connections with the people we love, even virtually.

  • 11/25/2020
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Saving Each Other

Sometimes it is much easier to be outraged by someone else’s victimhood than your own.

  • 10/25/2020
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Caring for Veterans in Crisis

Shame and reluctance to discuss experiences with colleagues or support staff in a male-dominated career field often delay veterans’ seeking out help.

  • 10/24/2020
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Missing the Boat

I wonder if my grandmother and I missed the boat. Did we share some kind of outsider status?

  • 10/24/2020

The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Racism in Minnesota

Richardson opened with the reminder that we are beyond asking a child “what’s wrong with you” and are replacing it with “what has happened to you?”

  • 10/07/2020