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Letter: Nonprofit group seeking board members

By Sara Wahl and Jenny Quade, Southwest Crisis Center

The Southwest Crisis Center is a nonprofit organization that has provided advocacy services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and their children in southwest Minnesota since 1984. The mission of our agency is to provide hope, help and support to victims and survivors in Jackson, Cottonwood, Nobles, Rock and Pipestone counties. We believe in what we do and feel called and inspired to do it every day.

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We are seeking others who believe in our mission to join us. We are currently looking for interested individuals to serve a two-year term on our Board of Directors beginning in November 2013. The Board of Directors meets six times per year (including at an annual meeting) and members give about eight hours per month. Members must reside in one of the five counties we serve.

For more information or to apply please call Sara Wahl, Executive Director, at 376-4311, or email, or Jenny Quade, Board Chair at You can also visit our website for information and an application at We thank you for your interest and willingness to serve.