TWU has 5 innovative programs focused on supporting Indigenous women, families, and communities:
SAFE-NOW provides confidential forensic medical exams for any victim of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and strangulation. The exams are performed by specially trained Nurse Examiners and Medical Providers. Exams are done at no cost to the victims.
The MSU Center for Services offers the following services:
- Individual and group counseling,
- Survivor workshops
- Healing through Yoga
- Advocacy(personal, medical, criminal justice, legal, & institutional),
- 24/7 Sexual Assault Forensic Exams by trained on-site Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
- 24/7 Sexual Assault hotline
- Crisis Chat
MSU Center for Survivors Mission Statement We believe in the strength and resiliency of all people impacted by sexual violence. We stand with survivors against all forms of social injustice by promoting individual healing and building an empowered, inclusive community.
Programs at Center for Survivors We are honored to provide a wide array of services to survivors of sexual assault and the community.
We believe in the dignity and worth of all survivors and strive to provide trauma-informed, survivor centered, and culturally competent services to all survivors of sexual assault.
We understand that healing can come in many forms and are hopeful that you will find a service at the Center that helps you on the healing journey. Website: centerforsurvivors.msu.edu
Mission and Vision
CAASE envisions a community free from all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade. CAASE addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. Our work includes:
- Prevention Education - We teach innovative, evidence based, and engaging curriculum across Chicago to empower students to become active allies in the movement to end gender-based violence.
- Public Policy and Advocacy - We advocate for local and statewide policies and legislation that expand options for survivors of sexual harm, hold perpetrators and systems accountable, curtail the criminalization of trauma behaviors, and prevent future violence.
- Community Engagement - We center communities most impacted by sexual harm. These efforts focus on committing time, space, and energy to listening to survivors so their experiences and expertise can inform our work and raise public awareness.
- Legal Services - We provide individualized legal advice, consultation, and representation following and related to sexual harm. Our attorneys assist survivors in criminal and civil matters.
Social and institutional systems do not adequately serve survivors of sexual violation. Sexual violation disproportionately harms people from marginalized communities, including girls and women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, people living in poverty, and immigrants and undocumented people. To best support survivors, CAASE confronts the inequities that fuel or intersect with sexual harm. Our dedication to this work is reflected in our values.
- Dignity - We respect the inherent humanity of all people and strive to expand opportunities for personal autonomy.
- Accountability - We answer to survivors and collaborate with allies as we seek to hold those responsible for harm accountable.
- Progress - We create individual, institutional and cultural change by using innovative approaches to ending sexual harm.
- Equity - We commit to building a world where every person, with consideration for their intersecting identities and unique circumstances, has the same access to opportunity and power.
White Buffalo Calf Women's Society provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Our work is guided by the teachings of Pte’ San Win to restore the spirt of every individual who seeks our help in their time of need. We extend our knowledge and cultural resources to empower our community to end violence in and around Rosebud Reservation.
To positively impact underserved populations whose life experiences have caused psychological and emotional trauma by providing community-based direct services conducive to healing and stability, and to encourage confidence to make healthy life choices through an array of relevant services.
We offer an array of gender-neutral services to encourage healing, growth and self-worth, including:
- Court/Medical In-Person Support
- Individualized Support
- Crisis Intervention
- Holistic Healing
- Information and Referral
- Survivor Volunteerism
- Talking Circles
- Transportation Assistance
- Emergency Assistance
CULTURALLY- AND LINGUISTICALLY SPECIFIC SERVICES
The purpose of this program is to create unique opportunities for targeted community-based organizations to address the critical needs of sexual assault, domestic- and dating violence survivors in a manner that affirms a victim's culture. These opportunities effectively address language and communication barriers for the identified underserved population so they may gain access to appropriate services.
Tewa Women United envisions movement(s) rooted in P’in Haa (Breath of Heart/Life) and P’in Nall (Touching Heart and Spirit) that nurture and celebrate the collective power of beloved families, communities, and Nung Ochuu Quiyo (Earth Mother).
Organización feminista de base comunitaria con sede en Puerto Rico. / Feminist grassroots organization based in Puerto Rico.
Women and Health
Through a feminist vision, we promote women’s integral health and gender based violence prevention. Based on the conviction that when women prosper, their communities are strengthened; an integral look is promoted to the full development of women’s potential, creating work strategies with Loíza’s communities to open doors for the construction of collective power.
Community and Leadership
At Taller Salud we believe in forging an inclusive society, with active violence-free communities that advocate for their right to an integral health and that promote their mutual progress. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity for community coordinated responses and the skills of local community leaders in the search for common solutions for their families and communities through education, participatory processes and activism.
Peace and Development
Through this initiative, Taller Salud seeks to organize and mobilize the community to eradicate poverty, inequality and structural racism. We seek to promote a culture of peace, forgiveness and community reconciliation that allows greater opportunities for development and transformation for people and their communities.