Services to help you stay safe
Light of Hope Program: Crisis Line 701-746-8900 or toll-free 866-746-8900
Kids First Program: 701-787-5806
- Supervised visits and exchanges of children: Safe visits between children and caregivers who may be a risk to the adult victim/child’s safety and supervised exchanges to ensure no contact between parents when needed.
Pathways Toward Justice Program: 701-746-0405
- Criminal Justice Advocacy: Assistance and information for you if the abuser is charged with a crime.
Services to help you heal
Light of Hope Program – 701-746-0405
- Evidence-based therapy for adults: We provide trauma-informed therapy, including an evidence-based therapy for victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and other crimes. Therapy may help you to manage distressing thoughts and feelings. CVIC provides, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), a powerful technique that has been very successful in helping individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and many other emotional issues. When a person experiences trauma, his or her brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes “frozen in time,” and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells and feelings haven’t changed. EMDR Therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system and activating the natural healing process.
- Support groups: Support and educational groups for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as parents/caregivers of children who have experienced sexual violence.
- Therapy for children and teens experiencing sexual violence: We offer the therapy above, as well as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy and play therapy, for children and teens harmed by sexual violence.
Services to help you find safe housing and employment
- Career counseling: Help to identify career and educational goals, complete job applications and resumes, apply to technical colleges or universities and for financial aid, and gain access to employment.
- Transitional housing: Housing and intensive support toward attaining financial independence for up to two years for individuals and single-parent families who have become homeless because of violence or abuse.
- Other housing support: Assistance in securing safe and affordable housing.
- Financial assistance: Help with childcare deposits, utilities, rent and related items.
If You Need Help
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