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Oklahoma City Area
The Cherokee Nation will provide management and service delivery of behavioral health intervention services, community coordinated responses, and prevention services designed to reduce the impact of trauma for victims and their children and provide Tribal and community resources. The program will strive to connect survivors of violence to behavioral health services and educate the communities about domestic violence.
The Chickasaw Nation will sustain, expand, and improve forensic healthcare services available to victims of domestic and sexual violence within the Chickasaw Nation’s 13 county service area. They provide Domestic Violence Nurse Examiner services and will improve training and education to healthcare providers and staff within the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health (CNDH). They provide forensic domestic violence exams to victims seeking help at either the Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention program offices, Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada, Oklahoma, or any of the three outlying clinics. They are also improving the CNDH organizational practices regarding medical forensic services and care coordination through provider and community education opportunities.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma – Homakbi Ribbon Project
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Homakbi Ribbon Project provides outreach aimed at increasing awareness of domestic violence within their community. This project provides advocacy, counseling, and case management to those who have experienced or suffer from domestic violence. They plan to increase awareness and provide advocacy in Pittsburg County and expand these services to Pushmataha County. Through collaboration with local providers they provide trauma informed care, implemented a men’s domestic violence prevention curriculum, and increased prosecution rates within these two counties. The anticipation is that these efforts will result in an increase in community and provider awareness of the signs and symptoms of domestic violence, offer enhanced interventions, garner law enforcement outreach, and establish resources and referrals.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma – Project Strong
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Project Strong will maintain their current Sexual Assault Response Team and advocacy services in Pittsburg County while expanding the treatment model to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Pushmataha County. They will provide training and resources to medical and treatment providers in order to enhance the services they provide to those who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope Shelter will assist women in their journey of leaving their abusive partners. Several activities have been created to help residents gain coping choices that can aid in their ability to gain full benefit from the services that are provided to them. The House of Hope will continue to educate the community and local schools with the use of Safe Dates and Love is Respect. Trainings will be held throughout the year to teach and update social service agencies and law enforcement on the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa
The Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa plans to increase access to culturally sensitive domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, advocacy, crisis intervention, case management and behavioral health services for victims of domestic violence and their families living in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic’s End Violence Empower Native Tradition (EVENT) strives to develop a domestic violence program which allows it to become a resource of domestic violence awareness, education, advocacy, and responsive services for American Indians in central Oklahoma. EVENT has partnered with local schools, universities, domestic violence/sexual assault shelters, and other organizations to expand crisis intervention, behavioral health care, case management, and prevention programs. They provide trauma-focused treatment and provider education at their clinic and within the community. Screening patients for issues related to domestic violence, mental health, bullying and substance abuse is performed and immediate intervention is provided. The clinic provides a mentoring program designed to empower youth, ages 8-17, to make positive life choices and give them hope for a brighter future.
The Pawnee Nation’s program "Ti-Hirasa Domestic Violence" will provide support service to victims of domestic violence. Their services will include dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. The program will serve all of Pawnee County regardless of age, economic status, or race. Their mission will include prevention, education, community awareness, increase victim safety, and increase offender accountability. The program will provide education on domestic violence and sexual assault, cultural healing services, safety planning, transportation to shelter or relevant appointments, court advocacy, a women’s support group, and anonymous phone or text consultation. The program’s main areas of focus will be criminal justice intervention, victim services, and domestic and sexual violence prevention.