Posted: Feb 26, 2013 6:11 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Updated: Feb 26, 2013 6:23 PM
BUTTE-Butte has another location for people seeking help and information regarding violence in their lives.
Highlands College of Montana Tech has just opened the second public location for Safe Space.
TAKE SOT Cricket Pietsch
"They're going to have access to a trained advocate, somebody who is trained through the Safe Space network," says Montana Tech Counselor Cricket Pietsch.
The idea is for anyone to come to the Highlands College and use resources in a public setting.?
Highlands College Advocate Brieanne Vermeire says, "It's not just for students but this is definitely a safer place for some women who are in danger outside in our community that aren't really associated with Montana Tech but they can use Tech as kind of a guise to come in and seek services and support."
The Safe Space office has been open for 2 weeks.
A Veterans Lounge also opened up at Highlands College recently.
Both locations are part of an overall goal to create support for students and the community.
"Places to meet their needs gets pretty limited down here and we just wanted to really enhance Highlands College to be some place where students can sort of not only come for classes but relax, seek resources, get information, help them be successful," says Pietsch.
There is no charge for any of the safe space services.
The Highlands College Safe Space location is open on Mondays from 7:30 in the morning until 2pm.