Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention Center dedicated
ADA, Okla. – Governor Bill Anoatubby led March 8 ribbon cutting ceremonies to formally dedicate a facility that will enhance family services.
The Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention Center offers services to strengthen families and help promote stability and a safer home environment. The center is on the campus of the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada.
Assistance to families experiencing domestic violence situations is a Chickasaw Nation priority. The tribe began offering services in 1994 and expanded them in 2008.
“With the opening of the Violence Prevention Center, we are able to consolidate and expand services for men and women who are seeking assistance dealing with domestic violence situations,” Gov. Anoatubby said. “There would be nothing better than to have no need for a center like this, but the need is there. So long as the need is there, we must be there to help meet that need.”
Counseling, career services, education programs and assistance with everyday needs will be offered at the 11,000-square-foot facility.
Families receiving services through the Violence Protection Center will also have greater access to integrated health and wellness services.
Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention Services are voluntary and available to Native and non-Native individuals and their dependents who meet eligibility criteria.
For more information about the Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention Program, call (580) 272-5580 or visit Chickasaw.net/DomesticViolence.