Peer-to-Peer Training: Key Issues and Steps in the Development of Shelter Programs from a Tribal Coalition’s Experience


Motivated by the continuing dire scarcity of domestic violence shelters and safe housing in Indian Country, NIWRC is grateful to announce our 2022 Peer-to-Peer opportunity to learn from our Relatives in the movement about the issues, resources and logistics of developing domestic violence shelter programs within Indian Country. 

The outstanding leaders of the Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition (SHNWC) will share their expertise and knowledge gained from establishing three survivor and culturally centered shelters within the southern California region. Founded in 2005, the SHNWC has approximately 12 tribes/tribal programs under their coalition umbrella. Their additional work with tribes/tribal programs in Central and Northern California also reflects their deep commitment and skill in relationship building and collaboration.

This dynamic Peer-to-Peer sharing opportunity will cover a range of key topics from cultural considerations, shelter basics and logistics, trauma and resilience informed advocacy, leadership and administration to funding resources for shelter programs. Discussion includes confidentiality challenges and responding to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hope you will join us for this three-day energizing learning experience!

Please register early, we are limiting participation to thirty-five (35) to ensure interactive dialogue and conversation. 

Registration fee: $50

(Subject to change)


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