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About Us

Help for Survivors/Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence:
Our intent is to meet the self-identified needs of survivors, at any and all points in their healing processes, through supportive listening, emotional support, identification of strengths, and resources and expertise offered to victims and their families. HOPE Center advocates provide crisis intervention, support counseling, information about options, help with protection planning, assistance with systems, and referral to other resources for survivors and secondary victims. HOPE Center also provides emergency services, such as transportation to shelters or local safe homes for adults and children who are in immediate danger.

Legal Advocacy:
Advocates provide information about law enforcement and court procedures; information about victim rights and reparations; assistance with court remedies such as Orders for Protection, Harassment Restraining Orders; and accompaniment to civil and criminal court hearings. HOPE Center maintains a close relationship with all law enforcement agencies in Rice County to ensure the needs and rights of survivors are respected.

Community and Professional Education:
Free, specialized trainings are provided to employers, professionals, educators, and criminal justice professionals. General presentations about our services and/or the prevalence of sexual and domestic violence are made to church groups, service organizations, and any other interested forums.


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Community Services Coordinator
Category: Non-Profit and Social Services
The HOPE Center Community Service Coordinator    Organization: The mission of HOPE Center is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. Through innovative programming, we offer direct support to victims of violence in Rice County, collaborative support to other organizations that serve victims, and educational support to the more
Contact: Erica Staab-Absher
Phone:(507) 332-0882
Fax:(507) 332-6999

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