Grand Casino Security Training with House of Hope

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort’s Security Training Department hosted a two-day Security Training Academy including a special presentation from CPN House of Hope’s Prevention Specialist Kayla Woody. “We discussed what signs to pay attention to with casino patrons and employees to better assist them with safety and security,” Woody said.

Denim Day highlights Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual observance during April that brings attention to sexual violence and educates communities about ways to prevent this from happening. Denim Day (April 26) invites participants to wear jeans with a purpose to support survivors and raise awareness about sexual violence.

Hownikan Podcast: Heirloom care, trains and awareness exhibit

During this episode, we’ll hear tips and tricks for keeping family heirlooms safe, take a ride on an exciting new piece of equipment for CPN’s industrial park, and visit an exhibit highlighting Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

House of Hope begins 2023 with
new community outreach event

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s domestic violence program, House of Hope, filled the Tribe’s North and South Reunion Halls on the powwow grounds with vendors and breakout sessions during its new Jump Start Day at the beginning of January. HOH Domestic Violence Prevention Specialist Kayla Woody wanted to host a different kind of community outreach event and began thinking of ideas during the coronavirus pandemic.

Preventing teen dating violence

When most people think of domestic violence, they see it as something that only happens to adults. However, statistics show that youth are more likely to experience violence in their romantic relationships than the rest of the population. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and House of Hope DVPI Prevention Specialist Kayla Woody offers important prevention tips.

Hownikan Podcast: Land acknowledgment art and Jump Start Day

On today’s episode, we’re talking with an artist whose work proclaims the history of Potawatomi homeland along the Chicago River and visit CPN House of Hope’s first Jump Start Day, designed to bring domestic violence and abuse services and information to the community in a positive and educational way.

House of Hope receives domestic violence prevention funds

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope received a $200,000 federal grant to help raise community awareness about domestic violence. It was one of only five programs in Oklahoma to receive the U.S. Indian Health Service funds.

Colorful fun educates public on domestic violence prevention

The CPN House of Hope held their very first Color Fun Run last month to kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 1K race provided information to participants about what domestic violence is, who is affected, and what services can be offered to provide safety and prevent future abuse.

How to help if you know someone is being abused

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. CPN House of Hope DVPI Prevention Specialist Kayla Woody writes about signs to look for, and how to support someone experiencing domestic violence.

House of Hope celebrates five-year anniversary

The CPN House of Hope is excited to mark the five-year anniversary of its domestic violence shelter in Pottawatomie County. The shelter and the agency’s domestic and sexual violence services have grown over the years, and many individuals have found safety from dangerous intimate partner situations.