Domestic Violence



The Institute for Indian Development is Founded on the vision and belief that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence. Crucial to this belief, the Domestic Violence Program seeks to eliminate family, domestic, and dating violence in Tribal communities.






Mission Statement

The Institute for Indian Development’s mission is to assist women, men, and children who are survivors of family violence; including emotional, economic, sexual, and physical abuse. The Program provides safe shelters, supportive services, and diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency. The Institute raises awareness, provides services, and educates community members about domestic violence.

Together we can help change one person, one family at a time.


What is Domestic Violence?

It is a patern of coercive and controlling behaviors used to gain power and control over another person. It can exist through various forms of abuse: verbal, physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, and/or financial.

Domestic Violence Takes place in many shapes andforms:

Isolation– controlling where the victim comes and goes, monitoring phone calls, withholding car keys.

Sexual Abuse – forcing sex, coercing sex, demanding sex acts.

Verbal Abuse – name calling, demeaning, yelling, humiliating remarks, constant criticism.

Physical Abuse – hitting, kicking, punching, pulling hair, slapping, strangling.

Economic Control – refusing to give the victim money, not paying bills, interfering with their job, preventing victim from working, refusing to work and support the family.

Threats & Intimidation – threatening to harm the victim, children, pets, family members, shouts, keeping weapons and threatening to use them.

Domestic violence is a difficult subject, but it has to be discussed. Together we can make a difference in our tribal communities.

Programs and Services

  • Community Education/Training
  • Career Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Utility Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Food Assistance


The institute for Indian Development provides safe shelter, supportive services, and prevention services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence.


 Privacy is our Priority

If you or someone you know may need assistance with shelter, legal support, or counseling, please contact our office today.


Domestic Violence Hotlines:

Institute for Indian Development

  • 1-985-791-1342

Strong Hearts Native Helpline

  • 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483)

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence State Hotline

  • 1-800-411-1333

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