The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) provides assistance and resources to victims of domestic and sexual violence through a variety of programs and services. The Program is staffed with trained domestic and sexual violence advocates who are dedicated in their work to provide services to all people regardless of race, financial status, gender preference, physical or mental capabilities, or religion.
The Sexual Assault Program is a part of the Family Violence Prevention Program and is funded by one of the many grants that FVPP receives.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Program provides services to Elders in our community who may be faced with abuse issues in the areas of physical, emotional, financial, and neglect.
The Women’s Shelter houses women and their children in an emergency situation, if the issues in the home are not safe for the woman and her children. The shelter provides advocacy counseling, safety planning, crisis intervention, emotional support, and options, with advocates on call 24 hours a day. Through the 24-hour crisis line at 866-867-4006, women needing help can talk with an advocate at any time.
There are alternative shelter options for men who are experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault.
FVPP hosts numerous education events throughout the year. On April 4, the Family Violence Prevention Program partnered with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sex- ual Assault Coalition, Sacred Hoop Coalition, and Men as Peacemakers to host a conference at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. Everyone was welcome to the powwow on April 5, which was organized by Naomi Sam, with a feast provided by District I Rep. Sandy Blake. All FVPP staff helped organize the conference.
On April 23, FVPP hosted a Human Trafficking Summit at Grand Casino Hinckley, organized by Kala Roberts, the Direct Services Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Program.
Both conferences received rave reviews from sponsoring organizations and attendees.
If you are having an issue with domestic violence, sexual abuse, or Elder abuse, call the toll-free 24-hour crisis line at 866-867-4006.
Above: On April 4-6, the FVPP worked with the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition and other sponsors to host the 12th Annual Restoring the SacredTrails of Our Grandmothers: Pathways to Ending Gender-Based Violence. The event included a traditional powwow on April 5.
Below: The Family Violence Prevention Program hosted a Human Trafficking Summit on April 23.