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Otto Bremer Foundation awards Someplace Safe $70,970

The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, recently awarded $70,970 to Someplace Safe, based in Fergus Falls. The funds will be used to help with community violence prevention education and training.

Diane Kittelson was hired as the director of training and education. She brings more than 10 years of violence prevention experience in advocacy, education and community organizing.

Someplace Safe is a crime victim service provider specializing in high-quality advocacy services for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and general crimes.

The organization operates 10 advocacy offices, directly serving a nine-county rural area in the west central portion of the state.

In addition to these supportive services, five Parenting Time Centers provide locations for parent-child visitation and exchange services to help strengthen family relationships.