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Safe Avenues names new executive director

WILLMAR - Carrie Buddy has been named the new executive director of Safe Avenues.

She has served in the field of advocacy for the past 13 years, most recently as director of the criminal justice intervention program at Safe Avenues.

Safe Avenues, formerly Shelter House, has been serving the community since 1978. Programs include emergency safe shelter, domestic violence victim advocacy, sexual assault victim advocacy, youth advocacy, criminal justice victim intervention advocacy, and parenting time exchange and visitation services.

Buddy replaces Connie Schmoll, who was executive director of Safe Avenues for over 12 years.