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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.

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.