Children of victims in our program are eligible for emergency shelter and services.
THE HARD TRUTH
As part of its dedication to improve the lives of Indian families, Wiconi Wawokiya had developed one of the first Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) in Indian Country.
LACK OF FUNDING has caused this critical program to be discontinued.
If you would like to learn more about helping us to re-instate this program please contact us.
What we were doing.....
Knowing that children of abused women may also be victims of physical or sexual abuse, the staff sought support to provide a child-friendly center where Indian children could come for the forensic medical examinations and interviews can be conducted for the investigation of crimes involving the child as a victim or a witness.
A forensic medical specialist was available to conduct medical evaluation of suspected child abuse.
In addition, tribal and federal investigators could come to The Children’s SAFE Place to talk with children and their families in a child-centered and culturally specific setting that promotes safety and healing for these victims.
Wiconi Wawokiya's telemedicine equipment was available to allow the medical examiner to consult with other physicians about forensic medical evidence without taking the child away from the community.
If you would like to learn more about helping us to re-instate this program please contact us. 605-245-2471