In November, National Native American Heritage Month raises awareness about our history, our present-day struggles and our hope for the future
Native Advocacy Organizations Release Joint Statement Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month This October
(LAME DEER, Mont., October 1, 2020)—Today marks the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which offers a critical opportunity to continue to shed light on the issue of domestic [...]
Although StrongHearts Native Helpline does not have an established volunteer program at this time, we recommend the following:
The parallels that can be drawn between colonialism and domestic violence can be seen through their definitions and through a review of Native American history. Having lived through genocide and [...]
When StrongHearts Native Helpline was formed, the organization underwent a process to choose a Native American logo that could represent the virtues of strength, resilience, empathy and [...]
On March 6, 2020, StrongHearts Native Helpline (SHNH) marked its third year of operation by providing a safe, anonymous and confidential helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives affected [...]
StrongHearts Awarded More Than $2.7M in Federal Grants to Expand Culturally-Based Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Within three years of launching its collaborative project, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) announced the StrongHearts Native Helpline (StrongHearts) is receiving two [...]
Sexual violence can be difficult to talk about. Some people feel uncomfortable when the subject comes up, which – intentionally or not – sends a message to survivors of sexual abuse and sexual [...]
On its second year anniversary, the StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is announcing the expansion of its hours of operation, which are now 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST, seven days a week, in [...]
“Did you swipe right?” “Are you two hanging out?” “Hooking up?” The road to romance is full of swipes, texts, and turns. Navigating the dating world can be challenging especially for those [...]
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 [...]
In time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) announced 1,000 callers have now reached out to the helpline for safe, confidential support and [...]
As Native people, we find strength in our traditions — the customs we share with our families, clans and communities.
Abuse can be more than broken bones and black eyes. What about the harmful behaviors that aren’t always talked about?
Domestic violence and sexual violence do not discriminate.
Supporting a friend, family member or loved one who has experienced rape or sexual assault can be incredibly challenging.
The criminal justice process is intended to protect, right the wrongs, and deter perpetrators from wrongdoing. But, all too often, our legal systems fail to address domestic violence or dating [...]
I was in my second year of college when an old friend reached out to me. Not having seen him since middle school, I had no idea who he had become, what his interests were, or what he did for fun. [...]
“Why don’t you just leave?” “Why do you put up with it?” “Why do you keep going back?” When it comes to domestic violence, many people focus on why the victim would willingly stay in an abusive [...]
In Indigenous communities, the Seventh Generation (meaning our children and our children’s children) is more than just an idea and protecting our children is a sacred duty.
Calling into a domestic violence helpline can be very intimidating and overwhelming, especially if you are taking that courageous first step to reach out for help.
Intimate partner violence, in all forms, is destructive at its heart. Most people can identify the more common forms of abuse, which include physical, emotional, sexual and financial. One of the [...]
I was 13 years old when my stepfather targeted me. My two younger sisters, my mom, myself and my stepfather were living in Massachusetts, and one day my stepfather had me pinned in a corner.
“What does MMIW stand for?” There’s a growing movement in Indian Country to raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).
Exploring a new relationship is an exciting time, where it might seem like every moment you are learning something new about your partner’s culture, family and beliefs. While you and your partner [...]
It can be hard to talk about domestic violence and dating violence in Indian Country. Many people feel uncomfortable when the subject comes up or might not know what to do, especially if a friend [...]