We envision a community free of behavior that causes physical, psychological, or sexual harm to others.
We promote individual accountability and respect to end domestic violence and sexual assault through confidential crisis intervention, victim advocacy, primary prevention education, and collaboration with community partners.
Who We Are
Domestic violence and sexual assault services provided primarily within the counties of Crawford, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike, and Spencer. CCI does not refuse client services to anyone due to geographic location.
A grassroots agency grown from the establishment of a hotline to a multi-service agency in collaboration with community partners. CCI provides direct client services to over 700 clients, and educational services to over 24,000 persons annually.
Crisis Connection forges relationships and works alongside community entities (law enforcement, prosecutor’s offices, probation, DCS, medical providers, school systems, substance abuse councils, community action agencies, coalitions, nonprofits, public health partners, SWICACC, employers, etc.) to build overall capacity to provide safe, trauma-informed services and to empower adults & children exposed to violence.
We believe that domestic violence and sexual assault are preventable; not inevitable. We are the leading community voice in engaging others to promote healthy,
- Certified Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP) for Men and Domestic Abuse Intervention Program for Women to increase offender accountability.
- Public awareness programming includes providing extensive resources for educators, social service providers, parents, teens and other professionals.
- Comprehensive evidence-informed curriculum, practice & policy guidelines intended to change the social conditions that tolerate or encourage use of violence. Topics covered include: anti-bullying, sexual harassment prevention, technology safety, sexual assault, teen dating violence, child abuse and media literacy.
- Speakers for schools, youth serving organizations, clubs, faith communities, parents and other community entities.
- ‘Coaching Boys into Men’ Program
- ‘Natural Helpers’ peer-helping program facilitation
- Promoting use of Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets & ‘Changing Minds’ as resiliency tools that create nurturing connections and environments.
Direct Client Services
24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault hotline staffed by victim advocates or trained volunteers to provide information, referrals, and emotional support, education on healthy relationships, crisis counseling, safety planning, and to discuss options for those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
We provide client-specific handbook, 911 phones, Hopeline phones, personal care items, household supplies, transportation services to domestic violence shelters, and other victim services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Legal Advocacy – We are available for assistance in filling out protective orders, victim impact statements, victim notification rights, address confidentiality, and information & assistance with violent crime compensation forms.
- Medical Advocacy – We provide support to the medical community by providing direct services to patients that are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Information Sharing – We provide information on shelters, income-based housing, food assistance, and emergency financial assistance.
*All direct services provided to clients are confidential.
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