24 hour crisis line, available 24/7, free and confidential
New Horizons Company Logo

New Horizons Crisis Center History

 

Mission & History

 

Mission

Our mission is to build a safer rural Minnesota for children, women and men. We are dedicated to empowering crime victims, promoting healthy relationships, preventing assault and abuse, and providing education, parenting time and crisis nursery services.

 

Philosophy

New Horizons Crisis Center works with individuals and families who have been victimized by crime, while also providing preventative and educational services. We believe that being a victim can be an ongoing, life-altering experience. We are committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental environment through listening, advocating, and empowering our victims to transition from victim to survivor. New Horizons Crisis Center is dedicated to the cause of reducing and preventing crime in rural Minnesota. We strive to maintain this philosophy to the best of our abilities.

 

History

New Horizons Crisis Center (NHCC) was established in 1981 as a community-based sexual assault program to provide services to sexual assault victims in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, and Redwood counties. General Crime Program services were added to our victim services programming in 1994 and Parenting Time Program services were added in 1996. Focusing on additional crisis services for victims and families, our Crisis Nursery Program was added in 1999. NHCC formed the Lyon County Sexual Assault Multidisciplinary Action Response Team (SMART) in 2009.