“Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.”

— Tecumseh

Overview & Eligibility Guidelines

The Shawnee Tribe’s Domestic Violence Program is a resource for victims of the following five crimes:

  • domestic violence
  • dating violence
  • sexual assault
  • stalking
  • sex trafficking

This program is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women (OVW).

Native and non-Native individuals who are recent victims of the above-listed crimes and reside in our 5-county service area (Ottawa, Delaware, Craig, Rogers and Mayes Counties) are eligible for OVW assistance, regardless of gender.

We also have resources which allow us to serve Shawnee victims who live in the United States but outside the OVW program service area.

Services We Provide

The Shawnee Tribe will focus on the behavioral health response to these crimes and leverage other community resources for a holistic response. We provide culturally specific individual counseling, group counseling, case management, relationship building, support groups, education, and outreach. Services may be provided in person, through telehealth counseling and support, or clients may be referred to other providers, depending on their need and location.


What is Abuse?

Are you or someone you care about in an abusive relationship? Here’s how to recognize the signs of domestic abuse—physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, or financial—and get help.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Chat with a hotline representative at the link above

Call: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or text “START” to 88788

Create Personal Safety Plan

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan to improve your safety while experiencing abuse, preparing to leave an abusive situation, or after you leave. Follow NDVH’s step-by-step guide linked above to create your personal safety plan.

Strong Hearts Native Helpline

Strong Hearts is a lifeline to those impacted by domestic and sexual violence, offering a culturally appropriate, anonymous and confidential service available 24/7 nationwide.