FROM POLLEN MIDWEST
The oil boom has brought significant increases in population to rural North Dakota and a more than 100 percent increase in the number of women seeking assistance from the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC), the only agency in a 100-mile radius that provides crisis services and emergency food, clothing and shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence.
TEAMING UP ON THE BIG PICTURE
DVCC doesn’t work in isolation. Instead, it has developed a network of partners through staff who join outside boards or committees that align with DVCC’s work. The unprecedented cooperation and support among local organizations means more people are able to find the help they need.
CENTRALIZED HOUSING REVOLUTIONIZES SAFETY
By housing its services at one location, DVCC utilizes staff time more efficiently, reduces gas costs, improves security and increases support of women across its programs. Its innovative campus is only one of four like it across the country, and reflects an evolution in practices to better support survivors.