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Korby named new executive director at Someplace Safe

The Someplace Safe Board of Directors announced that they have selected Sheila Korby as the new executive director of Someplace Safe.

Korby has been with Someplace Safe for more than eight years and previously served as the director of program services, as well as interim executive director since October.

She brings a wide array of expertise and experience in the field of crime victim services, as well as a firm understanding of and belief in the mission of the organization. Korby currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota, the Commission on Judicial Selection as the Seventh Judicial District Non-Attorney member to the Commission, and was recently honored by the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project with the 2011 Journey of Hope Award for advocacy.

She graduated from Minnesota State University at Moorhead with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in political science.

Someplace Safe Board President Allen Wittrock congratulated Korby on her appointment and "wished her every success as she moves into officially overseeing Someplace Safe's programming and work throughout the region."

Korby's appointment as Executive Director of Someplace Safe takes effect immediately. You may contact her directly at (218) 739-3486 extension 6 or

Someplace Safe is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate violence and oppression in West Central Minnesota and beyond. Through advocacy, education and services, they assist victims, survivors, families and communities.

Someplace Safe specializes in domestic abuse, sexual violence and general crimes advocacy services. Their work includes providing direct support for those affected by violence; facilitating opportunities for healthy parent-child relationships and interactions; assisting with legal and other resources; providing referrals and information; and supporting community-wide awareness and engagement in creating safe, healthy communities.

Their service area covers Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin Counties, and includes an emergency shelter, nine community outreach offices, five parenting time centers, and a thrift store.