The WRC has 3 different programs:
-Shelter (405.701.5540): open to people who need temporary and emergency housing after a domestic and/or sexual violence situation
-Rape Crisis Center(405.701.5660): made for anyone who need sexual assault aftercare and/or a domestic violence exam
-Satellite Office(405.310.3131): open to anyone who needs other services that we provide like groups, counseling, and court advocacy.
The WRC serves anyone who has been victimized by domestic violence, sexual trauma, or stalking. Often, these issues overlap and people can be victims of more than one of these issues. The Shelter and Satellite Office provide services to anyone at least 18 years old (or emancipated or with your parent/guardian). At the Rape Crisis Center, you must be at least 13 years old.
Finally, all of our services come at no-cost and are confidential services.
Our Domestic Violence Crisis Line provides confidential crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals and resources over-the-phone 24/7 every day of the year.
WRC Shelter 405-701-5497
Since 1980, the WRC has provided shelter to people leaving an unsafe situation. The Shelter is available to anyone over the age of 18 (and their children) that needs to leave a domestic and/or sexual violence situation. Safety planning, resources, referrals, education classes, domestic violence exams, and more are offered to residents at the shelter. The average stay is 30 days but some people stay longer as needed.
Rape Crisis Center
Sexual Violence Crisis Line 405-701-5660
The Sexual Violence Crisis Line is open to anyone who has experienced sexual violence and/or their loved ones. This line is answered 24/7 every day of the year. Advocates provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, referrals, and resources at no charge to anyone who calls.
Rape Crisis Center 405-701- 5550
The Rape Crisis Center offers a 24/7 crisis intervention, advocacy and support for anyone over the age of 12 who have been victimized by sexual violence. The RCC has Advocates and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (S.A.N.E) available for sexual or domestic violence exams . An Advocate is a trained staff or volunteer who is available to meet people at the RCC or the hospital ER. They provide the victim with safety planning, support, information and referrals. In addition to that, advocates also offer these services to loved ones like family and friends. Advocates provide sexual violence aftercare from the beginning of the process until they are no longer needed. Sometimes that is for a few weeks and other times this aftercare lasts years. A SANE provides medical care and then secondly evidence collection if requested.
If requested, an Advocate can accompany the person who was sexually assaulted to court, and provide support and information during the legal proceedings. Advocates assist with Victim’s Protective Orders and will stand with you in front of the judge at the final hearing.
Court Advocacy 405-310-3131
Advocates assist with filling out the Victim’s Protective Order (VPO) paperwork, go with you to court to file the VPO, and then will stand next to you at the VPO final court hearing. They are experts at safety planning with VPOs and are able to answer any questions you may have about a VPO. VPOs are not for everyone and therefore it’s a good idea to talk with an advocate about whether a VPO is the right choice for your situation.
Prevention Education at Women’s Resource Center utilizes a multi-level, public health approach in promoting healthy relationships. Women’s Resource Center has created a program that aims to reach multiple levels of involvement to better serve our community.
Primary prevention aims to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault before it ever occurs. Our prevention programming focuses on creating a culture in which domestic violence and sexual assault is not tolerated. Currently, this is accomplished through multiple presentations for adolescents, trainings for teachers, and workshops for parents. It is our belief that the earlier we can teach youth what healthy relationships are, the less likely they are to experience an unhealthy one later in life.
Teens are taking a very mature step being in relationships and without proper knowledge of what a healthy relationship is they may fall into a pattern of unhealthy behaviors that could have significant impacts on their life.
Dating violence is being experienced by students in the United States at a rate that is higher than any other form of violence. The good news is that prevention education is proven to change the cycle of partner violence and we aim to see this change happen in our community.
Contact Women’s Resource Center and speak to our Prevention Education Advocate to set up a training/presentation or for any other prevention resources at firstname.lastname@example.org .
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION GROUP (12 WEEK PROGRAM)
Thursdays 1-2pm Contact: Debby (405.701.8739)
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm Contact: Lisa (405.310.3131)
This free group is for people who have been victimized by domestic violence, including emotional, financial, spiritual, verbal, and physical violence. If your call is answered by the voicemail, please leave a safe number for the callback.