This program believes that violence presents itself in many forms and that all forms have destructive effect on not only the victim but the family, community, reservation and society. Violence can affect all aspects of its victims and it can be deadly. The responsibility for the violence lies with the abuser, not the victim. We believe that violence is a learned behavior and as such can be unlearned.
We are here to help the cycle of violence. The Lech Lake Family Violence Program strives to do its best in supporting any person affected by family violence in a respectful, nonjudgmental manner, always seeking the empowerment of each individual in gaining freedom from violence and abuse.
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If you know someone who is being abused you can help by:
- Believe the person
- Take the abuse seriously
- Not blaming the person on whom the violence was committed
- Realizing the severity and danger of the abuse
- Letting them know that assult is a crime
- Making yourself "safe" and available to the person and their children
- Do not give up on the person or stop giving support
- If you are angry with them or you are hurt by the way you see them being abused, talk to someone about your feelings. Dont blame them for what is happening or leave them to deal with the problem alone
- 24 hour/7 day weekly crisis call assistance:
(218) 766-1741 or (218) 766-1205
- Service to domestic violence victims
- Free, confidential help
- Safe, caring environment
- Individual support
- Emergency transportation to safety
- Weekly support group
- Orders for protection
- Harassment restraining orders
- Legal advocacy
- System advocacy
24 hour notice required for transportation to support group, call us during regular business hours.
Applicants may need to meet eligibility requirements to qualify for certain programs. The requirements may change as determined on an individual basis.
Documents may be requested as determined on an individual case-by-case basis.
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