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Category: ARC

About ARC

The Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) is a direct service program that provides voluntary assistance and support to victims / survivors and their children regardless of law enforcement involvement or length of time since the assault, abuse and / or crime.

ADVOCACY SERVICES:

The ARC provides services to not only victims / survivors and their children, but also to family members or friends needing information about how to support a victim / survivor in their life. ARC Core Victim Services include the following:

Core Advocacy:

Emergency Legal Advocacy:

Criminal Justice Advocacy:

Crime Victim Compensation Assistance:

Additionally, the ARC maintains a 24 hour emergency pager for use by both victims and law enforcement seeking support when the ARC business office is closed.

PREVENTION / OUTREACH / EDUCATION SERVICES:

The ARC provides prevention and outreach services through collaborative community awareness outreach events, educational presentations, and through individual and group education services.

EMERGENCY SHELTER:

The ARC’s – Aakdehewin Gaamig - Lodge of Bravery (LOB) is a 16 bed temporary emergency shelter for female victims of domestic, family, and dating violence and their children. The LOB is staffed 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to ensure immediate entry for those seeking safety from violence.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS (LAV):

The ARC provides legal assistance to Sault Tribe victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Legal services must be in direct correlation to the abuse and are primarily divorce, custody, child support and personal protection order related.

SEXUAL ASSAULT / ABUSE OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES (TSASP):

The ARC funds a Clinical Social Worker located in the Behavioral Health program that provides outpatient therapy to Sault Tribe victims of sexual abuse / sexual assault.