Are you (or someone you know) in an Unsafe Situation?

Did You Know?

At the start of a new relationship, it’s not always easy to tell if it will later become abusive. In fact, many abusive people appear like ideal partners in the early stages of a relationship. Domestic violence warning signs don’t always appear overnight and may emerge and intensify as the relationship grows.

In addition to domestic and child abuse, mistreatment also happens to vulnerable adults and the elderly.

Abuse comes in many forms:

  • neglect or abandonment
  • physical abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • financial exploitation

What Can I Try?

  • If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.
  • If you suspect abuse, let the person know that you are concerned about their safety and offer them contact information to resources.
  • Listen and be supportive.
  • If in doubt, report to the proper authorities. Leave it up to them to do the investigating and decide if abuse is occurring.

Who Can Help?

  • Emergency:

    Call 911

    Ely Police Department

  • Child Reporting:

    St. Louis County
    Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

  • Vulnerable Adult/Elderly Reporting:

    Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center

  • Other:

    Advocates for Family Peace
    24-hour crisis line: 1-800-909-8336

    Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center
    24-hour crisis line: (218) 728-6481
    414 W 1st St, Duluth, MN

    Safe at Home
    Statewide confidentiality program to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assult, stalking or others who fear for their safety by maintaining a confidential address.
    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 17370
    Saint Paul, MN 55117-0370
    866-723-3035 (Greater Minnesota)
    MN Relay 7-1-1

Need More Help?

If you are unsure of what to do next and need more help, contact Pathways to Wellness at 218-365-7929
to be connected with a Care Facilitator.


  • (218) 365-7929


  • 41 E Camp St.
    Ely, MN 55731

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