Tubman is excited to announce that three foundations from Minnesota Philanthropy Partners have chosen to support our Safe Journeys program.
Grants from The Saint Paul Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation will support the expansion of this program by adding more beds and staff to increase the number of people served. Together, these three partners have granted $110,000 for this expansion.
Safe Journeys provides shelter, housing and supportive services to young victims of exploitation and trafficking and their children. Located at Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood, this program offers customized individual and group support, as well as resources to help with safety, basic needs, school, parenting, legal, financial, spiritual, social, and other self-identified goals. This program, located at Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood, began in August 2015, and has helped more than 70 youth and their children. Currently, the program can house up to 24 youth and young parents at a time.
“Safe Journeys provides a safe place for young people to connect to resources and work on goals that they've identified. These are young people who are experiencing homelessness, stalking, domestic violence, assault, exploitation,” said Allison Stiver, Program Manager for Safe Journeys. “This support goes a long way in helping connect these young people to opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have.”
The Saint Paul Foundation has a mission of strengthening the East Metro as an integral part of a thriving region.
F. R. Bigelow Foundation promotes the health and well-being of mankind and supports the civic, educational, cultural and other needs of the community to strengthen and enhance the quality of life in the Saint Paul area.
Mardag Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in Minnesota for children, seniors and other at-risk populations, and for programs in education and arts.
Together—along with the Minnesota Community Foundation and more than 2,000 other charitable organizations and donors around the state—they comprise Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, a network of people, foundations and organizations across Minnesota that share knowledge and services to have the greatest possible impact through charitable giving. It has a vision of Minnesota as a place “where all communities and people thrive.”
We are grateful for their support and for making the expansion of this program possible.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Jan. 23, 2017 – Are you looking to be a part of an organization committed to safety, hope, and healing for all? Where no two days are the same, and you can see the direct impact of your work changing lives? An organization that values integrity, respect, innovation, partnership, and social justice?
If this sounds like the place for you, we hope to see you at Tubman’s first-ever job fair Saturday, Feb. 11.
Tubman is hosting this event to fill a number of open positions, some due to staff turnover and some due to program expansion. These positions are primarily in our residential shelters and youth programs, with openings in both our Minneapolis and Maplewood locations.
Tubman Job Fair
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
Where: Harriet Tubman Center East, 1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood MN 55109
Details: Please bring a resume; if you do not have one, an application form will be provided. Candidates will have an initial screening conversation with Tubman staff, and possibly a first interview. Selected candidates will then be able to schedule a second-round interview before they leave.
Open positions: More details about all of these positions can be found here.
Shelter House Manager, full time, to split time between both the Minneapolis and Maplewood shelter locations
Community Outreach Advocate, full time, to provide outreach to North Minneapolis and St. Paul’s East Side
Adult and Family Advocates, full or part-time, based in either Minneapolis or Maplewood
Youth and Family Advocates, full or part-time, based in either Minneapolis or Maplewood
Overnight Advocates; full time, part time, or on-call positions available; based in either Minneapolis or Maplewood
Follow Up Advocates, full time, based in either Minneapolis or Maplewood to work in greater Metro communities
On-Call Advocates, based in either Minneapolis or Maplewood
Tubman is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans and people with disabilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information: Contact Thabo Shija, Diversity and Staffing Project Coordinator, at email@example.com or 612-767-6683.
About us: Tubman’s philosophy is rooted in our inspiration and namesake, Harriet Tubman. Facing unrelenting adversities, Harriet Tubman encouraged others to simply "Keep going." Each year, Tubman offers safety, healing and hope to over 30,000 people of all ages who are facing violence, exploitation, homelessness, addiction or mental health challenges. Our culturally responsive services are rooted in decades of research, innovation, experience, and partnership. Incorporating feedback from the people we serve and the community, Tubman provides countless ways to help. To learn more, please visit www.tubman.org.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Dec. 20, 2016 – The victim in this case is legally represented by Amy Isenor, a staff attorney with the nonprofit organization Tubman. Prior to joining Tubman, Ms. Isenor previously represented the victim during earlier civil actions resulting from this assault, and now represents her in the separate investigation by the University’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA). At this time, Tubman’s priority is the victim’s safety, privacy, and emotional support as she continues to cooperate with the University and future hearings on this sensitive matter. The victim appreciates those who are respecting her privacy and her desire to not comment publicly at this time.
Sexual assault on college and university campuses, its prevention, its investigation, and the rights of all students involved continue to be complex national issues. At Tubman, our role is to support victims and to help them find safety, hope, and healing.
In this situation, questions have been raised about the difference between violations of codes of conduct, campus-based investigations, criminal investigations, and the varying standards of evidence in these separate processes. For clarification on some of these issues, we refer to the recent statement from the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
We hope the high-profile nature of this case does not deter other victims of sexual assault from seeking the services they need and deserve. To find your local rape crisis center, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE or use the statewide online directory.
About Tubman: Each year, Tubman offers safety, healing, and hope to more than 30,000 people of all ages who are facing violence, exploitation, homelessness, addiction or mental health challenges. Our culturally responsive services are rooted in decades of research, innovation, experience, and partnership. Services include safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programs, community education and much more. More information can be found at www.tubman.org.
Contact: Emily Truscott, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-767-6696