Domestic Violence Shelters

A women's shelter, or domestic violence shelter, is a place of temporary refuge and support for women escaping violent or abusive situations, such as rape and domestic violence. The location of the shelter is kept confidential in order to keep your abuser from finding you.

Domestic violence shelters generally have room for both mothers and their children. The shelter will provide for all of your basic living needs, including food and childcare. The length of time you can stay at the shelter is limited, but most shelters will also help you find a permanent home, job, and other things you need to start a new life. The shelter should also be able to refer you to other services for abused and battered women in your community, including:

• Legal help

• Counseling

• Support Groups

• Services for your children

• Employment programs

• Health-related services

• Educational opportunities

• Financial assistance

Cherokee Nation does not currently have a women's shelter, however, there are four women's shelters that are within the 14-county Cherokee Nation jurisdiction that we work with. They are:

Help-in-Crisis 918.456.4357 (Tahlequah)

Safenet 918.341.9400 (Claremore)

DVIS 918.743.5763 (Tulsa)

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