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Website Resources for Survivors and Advocates

We regularly visit websites from sister organizations that align with our mission. They are valuable resources for our work and we want to share them with you. We listed Native, non-Native,  and Government-based websites of interest to us.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

CodeTalk is a federal, interagency, Native American Web site through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed specifically to deliver electronic information from government agencies and other organizations to Native American communities. CodeTalk is named for the CodeTalkers who served their country with honor and distinction.

ONAP ensures that safe, decent and affordable housing is available to Native American families, creates economic opportunities for Tribes and Indian housing residents, assists Tribes in the formulation of plans and strategies for community development, and assures fiscal integrity in the operation of the programs. is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Actual services are provided by state, county, city and tribal governments, and public and private local agencies. ACF assists these organizations through funding, policy direction, and information services.

IHS' Mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. IHS' goal is to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people. And through the foundation of upholding the Federal Government's obligation to promote healthy American Indian and Alaska Native people, communities, and cultures and to honor and protect the inherent sovereign rights of Tribes.

The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is to provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women.

Its mission is to enhance the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims by providing leadership and funding on behalf of crime victims.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.

The United States Department of Justice created a website that collects related information for Indian Country.

Native Resources

The Denver Indian Family Resource Center was created to assist American Indian children and families in the metropolitan Denver area with child welfare issues. We provide culturally appropriate services and intensive case management using a strengths-based and empowerment-oriented approach.

Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project. MSH-TA is a Native American program that provides training and technical assistance to American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the effort to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children.

Dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide concentrated in five key areas:

  • the preservation of tribal existence;

  • the protection of tribal natural resources;

  • the promotion of Native American human rights;

  • the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and

  • the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.

National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative is funded by the Administration on Aging to provide research, education, and training for the identification and prevention of elder abuse in Indigenous communities. This program serves American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders in an effort to improve their quality of life. The project is housed at the UND Center for Rural Health.

The NCAI was founded in response to policies forced upon the tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereigns. The NCAI has been working to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project. MSH-TA is a Native American program that provides training and technical assistance to American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the effort to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children.

The TLPI was organized to design and develop education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.

The Southwest Center For Law And Policy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing free legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center is the National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women. NIWRC is funded by the Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This website, developed by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and is designed to provide both tribal and non-tribal entities with a clearinghouse of information and resources pertaining to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders.

A comprehensive source for information on sexual violence in Indian Country.

Tribal Coalitions

The Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program (Tribal Coalitions Program) is funded by the Office on Violence against Women and authorized in the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (VAWA 2000). It builds the capacity of survivors, advocates, Indian women's organizations, and victim service providers to form nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions to end violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.

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