Alexandra House recognized for efforts

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has recognized Alexandra House for providing outstanding service to the community and for making exceptional contributions to the development and promotion of Safe at Home.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, along with Jenny Green and Kathy Beyer from Alexandra House. Photo submitted

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, along with Jenny Green and Kathy Beyer from Alexandra House. Photo submitted

“Safe at Home helps Minnesota families who have been victims of violence feel safe and secure,” said Ritchie. “I thank Alexandra House for protecting those who feel that their safety is threatened. Their efforts allow program participants to enjoy a brighter future.”

Safe at Home is a statewide address confidentiality program that provides a substitute mailing address and mail-forwarding service for people who fear for their safety, such as victims of stalking or domestic violence, so that they can to go about their daily lives without fear that an abuser may discover their actual address. It is also available to those wanting safety for professional reasons such as judges, prosecutors and other law enforcement personnel.

Community-based organizations voluntarily partner with Safe at Home to provide advocacy services directly to potential applicants in almost every county in the state. Those advocates are trained to assist with the Safe at Home application process and are called application assistants — they act as a gateway to the program.

There are currently 197 application assistants located throughout our state and they have helped almost 2,000 people enroll in Safe at Home since the program began on Sept. 1, 2007.

Alexandra House began partnering with Safe at Home in 2007 and has employees who are trained to assist residents in the Anoka County area with the Safe at Home application process.

“Safe at Home is an excellent example of a public and private partnership that works,” said Ritchie. “This program’s success is the direct result of the dedication and commitment to excellence of our community-based partners like Alexandra House.”

For more information about the Safe at Home program in Anoka County, contact Alexandra House at 763-780-2330.

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