Women in rural areas are just as likely as women in cities and suburban areas to report being the victims of domestic violence, even though rural areas are far less likely to have other violent crime. Domestic violence crosses all geographic lines, but many factors within rural communities affect how abused women get services, or how services are provided.

Our Rural Advocate travels throughout Butte, Lawrence, and Harding Counties to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault and the services offered. Support group meetings are offered and advocacy is provided through one-on-one visits to provide information, moral support, and safety planning.