City Provides Resources To Residents Living In Unsafe Homes

Minnesota’s Stay At Home order has forced most residents to spend a majority of their time at home. For some, home isn’t always the safest place. The Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) and its partners offer help for community members who need it.

If you are living in an unsafe home or know someone who is, please consider using the resources below. In emergencies, always call 911.

Golden Valley Community Health Officer

The GVPD’s community health officer position was developed to help people suffering from a variety of mental and physical health issues. Over the past year, Officer Lance Evans has been assigned more than 100 cases generated by emergency and non-emergency calls, some of them involving anxiety/depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar, dementia, suicide ideations, and suicide attempt.

To contact Officer Evans, call 763-512-2523 (office) or 763-438-5581 (cell) or email levans@goldenvalleymn.gov.

Sojourner Project

The GVPD also works with Sojourner, a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter for women and children. The group also provides legal advocacy and support to empower all those victimized by domestic violence and information and education to raise awareness and promote violence prevention.

For more information or for assistance, call 952-938-4229 or visit www.sojournerproject.org.

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