Community Resources

Several resources outside St. Olaf are available to provide ongoing information and support to people who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and domestic or dating violence.

Faribault HOPE Center

1003 7th St. NW, Faribault, MN 55021; 24-hour SafeLine, 800-607-2330

HOPE Center advocates provide crisis intervention, support counseling, information about options, help with protection planning, assistance with systems, emergency transportation, and referral to other resources.

National Sexual Assault Hotline and Website

24-hour availability at 800-656-4673 or via an online hotline

This hotline connects callers with trained, state-certified first-responders in cases of sexual assault. You do not have to identify yourself, and neither the telephone service nor the online service collects identifying information. The Hotline website also provides extensive information on what to do immediately following a sexual assault, how to support someone who has been assaulted, the effects of sexual assault, and steps to promote recovery.

Northfield Law Enforcement

1615 Riverview Drive, Northfield; Emergency 911; Non-emergency 507-645-4475

Local law enforcement officers are available 24 hours a day to respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls about sexual misconduct. In cases of sexual assault, officers can explain the options for medical exams, counseling, advocacy, and the processes for reporting assaults as crimes. Officers will ask if you want an advocate present to help you through the proceedings.