Approximately one third of the individuals/families served by Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc. stay at the Artemis House Shelter. Two thirds of our clients receive services by speaking or meeting with an Advocate designed for their specific needs. They may attend support group meetings, or come to the Artemis House to receive services, or an Advocate will meet with them at another location. Our Rural Advocate travels throughour Butte, Harding, and Lawrence counties and provides services to individuals/families in the communities where they live.
Services are customized to meet the needs of the individuals and families we serve. Advocacy takes place through through one-on-one and small group visits with clients. These meetings provide moral support, assistance with planning and goal setting, finding affordable housing, employment, transportation. Our advocates also talk with clients on the phone, meet them in emergency rooms, and accompany them during legal or court services,
Artemis House staff and volunteers are also active in the community by spreading awareness and providing education. We network with law enforcement, social services, child protection services, community action programs, states' attorneys, schools and other community organizations.