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 Department of Social Work MSW Field Program

Field Placement Site Information

Agency Name:

Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women


PO Box 3558, Duluth, MN 55803

Contact Person:

Hilary Hintsala


218- 730-2478

Agency Description:

This agency provides safety for women who are battered and their children, while working to end violence against women.

Description of Field Activities:

Interns Based out of Safe Haven Shelter:  Involvement in committees organizing programs and events, working with education advocate to create and carry out presentations on battering, opportunity to both attend and help put on trainings, involvement in the fundraising committee, work on focus group research, help planning community events, participate in creating and carrying out plans to garner community support for battered women, opportunities for positions statement and legislative actions, doing needs assessments for shelter residents, data analysis for shelter and educational purposes, etc.    

Interns Based out of Safe Haven’s Legal Advocacy Department:  Potential involvement includes participating in the further development of the new Justice Center, public relations for new Justice Center, opportunities to attend and help facilitate trainings, participation on the fund raising committee, analysis of focus group data, independent work with battered women, systems work research, help organize community events, report writing, opportunities to participate in legislative actions, opportunities to do community data analysis, advocate for battered women in the justice system, etc

Agency Website:

Approval for Field I, II, Either??

This has been approved for Field II only, as there is not presently an MSW on staff.

If you would like additional information regarding this field placement agency, contact the Field Director.


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