Haseya means “She Rises” in Navajo and describes the spirit of how we address violence against Indian women. Urban Indian victims of domestic violence and sexual assault face unique challenges that are not always recognized by non-native advocates. the style at which non-native providers respond may not “fit” for native survivors and make them feel uncomfortable or put off. Also American Indian victims of domestic or sexual violence may want to or need to engage in traditional forms of healing following an incident of violence. There might also be cultural reasons an urban Indian victim/survivor would not want to allow law enforcement to collect evidence from them.
All contact with Haseya is CONFIDENTIAL.
For more detailed information about Haseya and its work in El Paso County, Colorado, please visit our website. www.haseya.org
Or call to talk to a confidential advocate Tel (719) 600-3939
Haseya serves Native victims and survivors in El Paso County, Colorado to rise up from the oppressive nature of domestic and sexual violence.
Advocacy and support
Help identifying options and resources
Information and assistance with seeking a protection order, accessing medical care, and reporting to law enforcement