SEMINOLE NATION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Seminole Nation Domestic Violence Program mission is to empower both Native and Non-Native families in breaking the cycle of violence by helping them understand the different types of abuse, finding safe housing and obtaining healthy relationships that do not involve manipulation or control of another person.
SNDV provides crisis intervention and safety planning to victims, as well as assistance in seeking emergency shelter. Also, assists victims by providing educational classes that focus on the dynamic of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Each victim is helped with encouragement and emotional support.
SNDV assists victims who are in need of filing an emergency protective order, as well as with other on-going court appearances.
Housing & Utility Assistance
Provides financial assistance to secure housing or utility service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and/or stalking. For more information on guidelines and necessary paperwork please contact the SNDV office.
Intensive 52 week course that focuses on breaking the cycle of abuse and violence in families. All court ordered Native Americans residing within the jurisdictional boundaries are eligible. The Batterer's Intervent on Program also conducts Domestic Violence inventories on site.
SNDV provides educational training, informational displays and/or community event involvement in order to provide more awareness to the tribal and non-tribal communities within the service area.
Assists victims in utilizing appropriate resources within the community that are not provided by Seminole Nation Domestic Violence Program.
Shelter Placement Assistance
SNDV provides shelter services for individuals and families victimized by violence. SNDV shelter staff is committed to providing safety, comfort and privacy to victims. Emergency transportation can be provided to victims and their families. While in shelter victims and their families. While in shelter victims will be assisted with empowerment and goal planning, individualized safety planning and referrals allowing victims to reclaim their life, strength and power.
Sexual Assault Advocacy
Assists victims of sexual assault with compassion and comfort to seek medical attention and court intervention. Also, provides educational classes to victims and collaborates with a licensed counselor to provide therapeutic services to victims.
Terri Stone, Victim Advocate
Judy Mendiola, Sexual Assault Advocate
Carolyn Crenshaw, Shelter Coordinator
Dorothy Herron, Batterer's Intervention Coordinator
24 Hour Crisis Line
Office Hours: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. M-F
Location: Seminole Nation Mekusukey Mission in the General Council Building same building as the Tag Agency.