Resource Center

The Resource Center is a program of Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women, and offers an “off-the-street” service to victims of domestic violence. Open weekdays from 8:00am-4:30pm, this building serves as the headquarters for Safe Haven Shelter’s Legal Advocacy Program, and is the co-location for several community agencies.

Contact Information

Located at: 414 W. 1st Street (across from city hall)
Mailing Address: Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women, P.O. Box 3558, Duluth, MN 55803
Phone Number: 218-623-1000
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm


The vision of the Resource Center is to provide a safe location where all the needs of victims are met, children are protected, violence stops, families heal and thrive, economic justice increases, hope is realized, batterers are held accountable and all professionals work together.


The Resource Center offers a wide range of services to assist women in need in areas such as safety planning and protection, medical assistance, financial assistance, support groups, housing assistance, child care, and personal support. For a directory of community resources, click here.

Safety Services and Planning

Available is a wide-variety of resources to assist women seeking protection and safety. Located in-house are agencies such as the Duluth Police Department, Arrowhead Regional Correction (Probation), Legal Aide, County and City Attorney’s Office, and the Safe Haven Shelter Legal Advocates. Examples of services include creating a safety plan, obtaining a temporary restraining order, establishing child visitation schedules, discussing charges against abuser with a Duluth Police Investigator, contacting attorneys to talk about divorce, custody or parenting time, and contacting an abuser’s probation officer.

Personal Support

To assist women during the healing process, we offer space to meet with advocates from the Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA), a professional therapist, support groups, a monthly wellness clinic, and professional hair care. Child care is offered for women engaged in meetings, appointments, or support groups.

Other Services

  • High-Speed internet access on a brand new computer
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Full Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Comfortable lounge for visiting and relaxing
  • Reading material
  • High-Definition widescreen TV with DVD player
  • Conference rooms for private meetings
  • 911 emergency phones