The first step is SAFETY. Wings of Hope provides safe, confidential shelter to victims seeking refuge from violence. Here they will have a temporary place to recuperate while basic necessities are provided. Victims will find a caring team of advocates ready to help them through the emotional devastation left after domestic violence. Weekly counseling and support services are offered as well as empowerment services designed to help victims get back on their feet and make a plan for their future. If you are in need of shelter please call our 24-Hour crisis help line at 405-624-3020.
Our team of advocates are here to help victims by providing crisis intervention, assistance filing Emergency Protective Orders, court advocacy, safety planning and other immediate needs.
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELING
Our counseling team provides confidential counseling services to victims and their children at no cost to them. Victims may also participate in available empowering therapeutic support groups. These groups focus on providing information and support while making the transition from "victim" to "survivor."
A relief nursery is provided to families who are utilizing our services or are referred by other agencies. The nursery is designed for parents and children to help build socialization skills and reduce stress.
Parenting Education and counseling are offered to families. Parenting groups are offered in an atmosphere of acceptance, focusing on supportive training. Group members encourage participation and sharing experiences. Topics include child development, behavior management, nurturing behaviors, nutrition and other topics. There is a fee for this class. If you are interested in participating, please contact our office at 405-372-9922.
BATTERERS INTERVENTION: A PROGRAM TO END FAMILY VIOLENCE
The MENders Program is a 52 week program designed to help abusers. This educational program encourages abusers to overcome their isolation and identify the deep-rooted issues and concerns that lead to violence. This group will include a number of topics such as: anger, assertiveness, self- esteem, marital conflict, depression, problem solving and lifestyle changes. There is a fee for this class. If you are interested or if you need to register, please contact our office at 405-372-9922.
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM
Being raped is a terrifying and traumatizing experience. The trained volunteers of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) meet with sexual assault victims at the hospital and provide advocacy, support and information about Wings of Hope counseling services. These advocates are available to answer questions during this difficult time to both the victim and their family members and friends. For more information, or if you are interested in becoming a trained SART volunteer, please contact our office at 405-372-9922.
SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION PROGRAM
A major way we can break the cycle of violence is by preventing it from happening. We know that young people can be instrumental in breaking this cycle if they are offered the healthy and positive tools to make good choices in their relationships. Our Prevention Program Coordinator presents material to elementary, middle school, junior high, high school, collegiate students, educators and community groups on age appropriate topics of sexual assault prevention, healthy dating relationships and bystander intervention techniques, and anti-bullying. If you have a group who might be interested in hearing one of these presentations please contact our Prevention Program Coordinator at 405-372-9922.
Sexual Assault Survivors Group
Our agency offers a confidential support group for survivors of sexual assault which is called “Healing Hearts”. This group meets weekly, and the mission is to help survivors process their experience and emotions related to their trauma. It can be helpful for survivors to interact with each other since sexual assaults are so personal. Participants will see that they are not alone. This group helps survivors find their voice, relate to other’s experiences, and lean on one another for support. As survivors process trauma they are empowered. We empower survivors by keeping the group confidential, giving them choices, and believing them. If survivors feel like the next step in their healing process is to share their story then they may share; however, no one will be forced to share their story. Another component of the group is managing self-care and developing coping skills to manage intrusive memories. Self-care is vital to the healing process from a traumatic event. For more information please call 405-372-9922 or call our 24-hour crisis line number at 405-624-3020.