StrongHearts Selects Minneapolis–Saint Paul Metro Region As New Home

 In Dating Violence, Domestic Violence in Indian Country, Native centered advocacy, Services for Native Survivors

The StrongHearts Native Helpline, a partnered project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, is moving from Austin, Texas, to its permanent home in Eagan, Minnesota, a city in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area where its national headquarters will be based.

“We are proud to call Minnesota as StrongHearts’ new home because of its rich Native history, Native population, and its status as a hub for Native-led organizations,” said StrongHearts Assistant Director Lori Jump (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians).

“Organizations in Minnesota are also known for being very proactive and progressive in the work that is being done around domestic violence, which goes hand-in-hand with basing our operations in a supportive environment with a built-in network that fits StrongHearts’ mission and goals,” Jump added.

The move will take place in the winter of 2018. More details will be announced as the move date draws closer. Established in March 2017, the StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential and no-cost service that is the first national helpline created specifically to support Native Americans impacted by domestic violence and dating violence.

By dialing 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST, callers can connect one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable survivors to find safety and live lives free of abuse. After hours calls have the option to connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1−800-799-7233) or call back the next business day.

The StrongHearts Team is Hiring

As StrongHearts readies to move to its new headquarters, the StrongHearts team is expanding as well and is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

To apply, applicants are encouraged to fill out and submit the application attached to the end of the job description to info@strongheartshelpline.org. Positions will remain open until filled. More information about the StrongHearts Native Helpline can be found on the ‘About’ page of our website. StrongHearts remains a project of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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