Unfortunately, no segment of our society is immune to crime and violence. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women suffer some of the highest rates of violence and murder in the United States, a crisis that has diminished the honored status of women and safety in tribal communities. In spite of the high rates of violence experienced by AI/AN persons, only a small percentage reached out for assistance to The Hotline at the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
There are lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable survivors to find safety and live lives free of abuse.
The Tribal Resource Tool is an online map and resource directory of diverse resources for American Indian and Alaskan Native victims and survivors of crime and abuse.
You can access these additional resources for assistance:
- Oklahoma Tribal Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Programs
- Tribal Coalitions
- VictimConnect Resource Center
- StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)
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