Emotional exhibit raises sexual assault awareness

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s House of Hope partnered with Oklahoma Baptist University to stage an exhibition during Sexual Assault Awareness Month titled What Were You Wearing? in an effort to change public perspective about victim-blaming.

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.

Not Invisible – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

The CPN House of Hope is partnering with the Oklahoma State Chapter for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People to bring an awareness event for MMIW during the month of May.
This event – Not Invisible – will help unmask the hidden crisis and speak for those missing and/or murdered

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.

Know the signs of stalking, big and small

January is Stalking Awareness Month. House of Hope’s Kayla Woody writes about signs of stalking, and steps to take if you or a loved one are experiencing stalking. If you feel you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

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.

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.