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Your gift to StrongHearts Native Helpline strengthens our mission to restore power to Native Americans impacted by domestic violence by weaving together a braid of safety, sovereignty and support. We envision a return to our traditional lifeways where our relatives are safe, violence is eradicated and sacredness is restored.

StrongHearts Native Helpline’s headquarters are located in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area on the ancestral lands of the Sioux Santee (Eastern Dakota) Wahpekute (Waȟpékhute) peoples.

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Make check payable to StrongHearts Native Helpline, Inc.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
P.O. Box 22293
Eagan, MN 55122

Volunteer Opportunities: How You Can Help

Although StrongHearts Native Helpline does not have an established volunteer program at this time, we recommend the following:

If you know someone who is in an abusive relationship:


  • Help them become aware of services and programs that are available to help them:
    • StrongHearts Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483 or chat now at strongheartshelpline.org 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to call (or chat) and discuss ways you can support your loved one.
    • The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or chat at the hotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522
  • Another way to help victim-survivors is by helping them focus on things that they can control. While they may not be able to stop the abuse they can practice self-care. Ask them what they like to do or help them find an activity they enjoy. Self-care can be something as simple as drinking more water, reading, participating in ceremony, taking a walk in nature or calling friends or relatives.
  • You can also check to see if you can help them by being a part of their safety plan by coming up with a check-in system like a regular phone call, video chat or text.
  • Visit our webpage Help a Friend or Family Member to learn more. And read our articles:
  • Help raise awareness about domestic, dating and sexual violence. Follow us on social media, share our posts and tag us. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram by searching @StrongHeartsDV.
  • Sign up to receive our newsletter to stay up to date and help us spread awareness.
  • Sign up to be on our email list to be part of future policy advocacy work.
  • Invite StrongHearts Native Helpline staff to attend your event or invite us to speak to your group. Send an email request to media@strongheartshepline.org
  • Download our radio PSA's and share with your local radio stations.
  • Donate to StrongHearts Native Helpline. Donate personally or if your employer has a program to donate to non-profit organizations, recommend StrongHearts Native Helpline. Your donation will help us continue our mission to restore power to Native Americans impacted by domestic violence by weaving together a braid of safety, sovereignty and support.
  • Volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter.
  • Attend, support or organize a socially-distanced community event in your area to raise awareness of violence against Native peoples. Organizers can plan a community walk or run, vigil or any type of fundraiser/awareness event they choose. To support your efforts, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center provides many culturally appropriate resource materials that you can download and print at home or order through their online store.

Reports

2020 Year End
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Summary Year
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Resource Disparity Summary
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Chat Advocacy First Year Report
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Sexual Violence Advocacy First Year Report
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Download Materials

General Brochure
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Chat Advocacy Brochure
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Sexual Violence Advocacy Brochure
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Awareness Poster
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Awareness Poster with Tabs
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Request Shipment of Materials

StrongHearts is currently offering free shipments of our general brochures, palm cards and posters. Please request these items through our online request form and allow four to six weeks for delivery.

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Resources

Using this link provides the user with a Safety Guide that includes definitions of abuse types and recommended courses of action.

Violence Against Native Women Is Not Traditional lays out historical and present day domestic, dating and sexual violence issues facing Native women.

NIWRC's informational booklet seeks to break the silence of Native youth experiencing domestic violence and encourages opening lines of communication.

The webinar addresses the topic of why women stay but emphasizes the need to ask, “Why do men abuse women?”

See NIWRC's monthly online newsletter "Advocate! Beyond the Shelter Doors," covers topics from grassroots advocacy to policy updates.

Navigating domestic violence can be hard, connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (the Hotline) online to explore resources.

Identify ways to keep children safe when violence occurs, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline to learn about and teach children about safety.

Easy to read for young Native girls, this resource handbook is written in a simple terms covering a complicated subject, "what to do when raped."

Domestic violence laws differ by state, visit womenslaw.org to research state by state legal information, statutes and laws.

Visit and follow Turtle Talk online, to explore legal issues in Indian Country as told by contributers across the country

Read stories about surviving domestic and sexual violence on Voices4Change, a website with relevant blog topics, resources and online training.

Services rooted in Alaska Native Culture, visit anjc.org, to explore resources dedicated to helping victims of domestic, dating and sexual violence.

Follow We Are Native online for Native youth, by Native youth and explore weekly health tips, contests and life advice.

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