Vision. Mission. Diversity Value.
Striving to meet the needs to protect our Native communities.
Once you make the decision to call, the first thing you will hear from us, “Are you in a safe place to talk?”
Teejuh’s advocates will ensure that it is safe for you to speak with us. If it is not, they will let the caller know to call back, when it’s safe to talk.
If it is safe, our professionals will proceed with the call.
Our advocates will not collect any identifying information, which protects your privacy and safety, as referenced through our policy (01.W-PR.01). Our advocates will ask a set of generic questions and depending on your situation the advocate may ask other questions to assess how we can help.
Once all information has been gathered, a thank you will be bestowed for reaching out, from either “Teejuh,” StrongHearts, and/or National Domestic Violence Hotline. Our next objective is to understand, focus on, and encourage the caller to tell their story, furthering the details of their situation, thereby assisting us, with a plan for help.
Teejuh’s unique grasp of the Native communities and cultures, as a whole, furthers our vision and belief system, that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence.
Whether through StrongHearts or Teejuh, our advocates will offer support, by exploring “All,” options available for you. Some of these options may include the following;
- Peer support and advocacy,
- Information and education about domestic violence, and sexual violence,
- Personalized safety planning,
- Crisis intervention,
- Referrals’ to Native-centered “Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence,” service Providers, e.g., “Teejuh’s Behavioral Program & Counseling Services.”
- Basic information about health options,
- Support finding a local health facility, or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors, regarding sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams,
- General information about jurisdiction, and legal advocacy “Referral.”
Once our team has spoken to, explored, identified, and/or planned “All” available options, the caller may also reference “Teejuh’s” resources file.
Our final approach is to help. If wanted, DOT Lake Village will offer you “Counseling Services.