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With school back in session, students and parents are focused on classes and schedules, but it’s also time to recognize and prepare for the possibility of various forms of violence. Domestic and sexual violence do not discriminate. Any time is a good time to start ongoing conversations with young...
‘A Message To Men’ April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; why does your online activity matter? Pornography is often considered an acceptable personal pleasure that causes no public harm. But if you ask law enforcement, victims’ advocates, health professionals and addiction professionals, they’ll...
To the Editor: I recently saw a meme on Facebook that caught my attention. It said, “Stalking is a strong word. I prefer to say intensive research of an individual.” Many of us use the term “stalk” in a variety of jokes. And if we are being honest, who hasn’t used online resources to discreetly...
Dancers with the Performing Arts Academy helped with Domestic Violence Awareness Night Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Farmers Market near Redbird Field. The dancers wore purple — the color for Domestic Violence Awareness — and performed several numbers. Jennifer Lindsey of the Southwest Crisis Center...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the past year, two domestic violence-related hashtags have made a huge impact on social media. One in the summer of 2015 began close to home for us. A young Sioux Falls woman was physically assaulted by her boyfriend while she was driving. She later...
Dear survivors of sexual assault, It’s not your fault.  You didn’t ask for it.  I believe you.  You might be thinking that you’re not a victim of sexual violence because you weren’t kicking and screaming or because it was someone you knew. The truth is that 82 percent of sexual assaults are...
Jen Lindsey is Southwest Crisis Center’s new Rock County advocate. She will work full time at the Luverne office’s new location on West Main Street in the American Family Insurance building.
A familiar face recently became the full-time Rock County advocate in Southwest Crisis Center’s Luverne office. Jen (Lass) Lindsey began in the new position early February, moving from answering the center’s crisis line to the office advocate position. Lindsey, a 2002 Luverne High School graduate,...
The Southwest Crisis Center will sponsor an “Orange-Out” event in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month at the Windom vs. Luverne double-header basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 11, in Windom. All four teams will join together to raise awareness during this game by wearing orange....
Southwest Crisis Center’s Luverne office now includes a full-time youth advocate, Sara Zix (front, right). Staffing the West Main Street office on a revolving basis are (front, left) director Sara Wahl and Zix; (back) Chris Hebert, Jennifer Lindsey and Kari Voss-Drost.
Last year the Southwest Crisis Center helped more than 780 people cope with abusive relationships or situations. The Rock County office offered help in 73 cases representing at least one person, sometimes two, who reached out for assistance on a weekly basis. The numbers, however, represent only...
Raevette Loonan has been the Southwest Crisis Center director in Luverne since 1994. She's pictured here in 2011 for a Star Herald feature story on the agency.
  The Southwest Crisis Center is seeking a new director for its Rock County office after Raevette Loonan resigned early in April. “It was time for a change,” she told the Star Herald last week. Her resignation letter was dated April 8, and she is now training in a position at First Farmers and...
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