Housing, Meals, and Personal Needs
The Crisis Center provides safe housing, meals, clothing, personal care products, and other basic necessities to clients in need. The shelter is set up just like a home in order to help clients feel comfortable and safe. Clients are responsible for cooking and cleaning up after themselves but the Crisis Center provides food and cleaning supplies.
Case Management Services
The Crisis Center offers residential services for up to 30 days. During this time, clients are encouraged to work with their advocate to set and achieve goals, apply for government aid, jobs, and/or housing.
This includes individual counseling sessions with advocates, safety planning, legal representation, resource referrals, housing and employment assistance, and other situational resources.
Child Advocacy Services
The child advocate is available to work with children and parents in residential and outreach settings. This can include individual sessions, groups, emotional support, parenting classes, referrals to other social service agencies, etc. Because the Crisis Center is not a licensed childcare, staff members are not able to provide childcare.
Residential Support Groups
Residential support groups are conducted within the shelter and are designed to allow survivors to interact with one another and share their common experiences as they work through the trauma they have experienced. Support group topics are customized to the needs of the attendees. Common topics include recognizing signs and patterns of abuse, defining abuse, types of abuse, the Cycle of Violence, anger management, self-esteem, identifying an abuser, and life skills such as budgeting, parenting, organization, time management, etc.
The mission of the North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center is to help end domestic violence in Jasper, Newton, and Pulaski counties by providing temporary shelter and services to victims and children of domestic violence and/or sexual assault through education, advocacy, and community intervention. We strive to build a community of hope by empowering victims to “break the silence” of violence. Our motto is, “Turning victims into survivors, helplessness into hope.”
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