July 20, 2016 Rik Kutcher

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Bluff Country Family Resources

Domestic Violence

24-HOUR, TOLL-FREE CRISIS LINE: 1-866-367-4297

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, financial status, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual preference or orientation. Bluff Country Family Resources provides free individualized crisis intervention, legal and personal advocacy, support groups, as well as information and referrals. Some specific services we offer to victims of domestic violence include:

• 24-hour, toll-free crisis line—1-866-367-4297
• Assistance with writing protective orders
• Transportation and accompaniment to court or the hospital for a forensic exam
• Safety planning
• Emergency hotel/motel safe homing
• Emergency financial assistance
• Support groups
• Personal advocacy
• Crisis Intervention
• Information and Referrals

Sexual Violence

24-HOUR, TOLL-FREE CRISIS LINE: 1-866-367-4297

Sexual violence includes any sexual act from unwanted sexual comments to forced vaginal, oral, or anal penetration. Someone known by the victim is more likely to commit sexual violence, rather than a stranger. This fact can make it very hard to seek services. Bluff Country Family Resources advocates understand that sexual violence, whether committed by a stranger or someone known to the victim is a sensitive topic. Bluff Country Family Resources’ advocates will caringly listen and provide support along the path to survival and healing. Specific services may include:

• 24-hour, toll-free crisis line—1-866-367-4297
• Assistance with writing protective orders
• Transportation and accompaniment to court and/or the hospital for a forensic exam
• Safety planning
• Emergency hotel/motel safe homing
• Emergency financial assistance
• Support groups
• Personal Advocacy
• Crisis Intervention
• Information and Referrals

Housing

Our transitional housing program provides independent living for homeless, income eligible victims/survivors of domestic violence and their children. Eligible participants have their own apartment and receive supportive services to help increase their self-sufficiency and quality of life.  Participants also benefit from Bluff Country Family Resources other programs and advocacy.

Rapid Rehousing (RRH)

RRH provides assistance to homeless domestic violence victims. Eligible participants receive assistance finding safe affordable housing and receive up to 6 months of rent assistance, case management, and supportive services. RRH participants also benefit from Bluff Country Family Resources other programs and advocacy.

For more information about housing: bcfr.housingadvocate@goacentek.net

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800 Transfer Road, Suite 31 • Saint Paul, MN 55114 • 612.584.4158

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