We provide support services to Indigenous survivors of violence and MMIWG2 families on an as requested, limited basis. Here are the current services SBI offers:

  • Virtual Art Therapy Circles - We currently offer weekly beading circles for Indigenous survivors of violence, MMIP family members, and frontline service providers working to address gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people (such as DV shelter staff). We are also working to organize a second installment of virtual weaving circles with Karuk weaving instructor Alice Lincoln-Cook as well as a virtual community mural project for MMIP families in Northern California. 

  • Support Line - 24/7 confidential call line that receives both calls and texts, that can provide emotional support, access to direct services through SBI, and referrals to healthcare and other services throughout the US and Canada. Call or text us anytime at (707) 335-6263.

  • Teletherapy - SBI has partnered with Indigenous theraptists to offer free teletherapy to Indigenous survivors of violence and MMIP families. Limited slots available.

  • Direct Services for Indigenous Survivors MMIWG2 Families - Can include help organizing or paying for vigils and memorials, referrals for therapists and healthcare, referrals for emergency or transitional housing, emergency financial assistance (especially housing, food, and other basic needs), custom design work for awareness designs, emotional support, legal and media advocacy, assistance in pushing cases forward, assistance in locating healing opportunities or resources. We try to work holistically to work with families and survivors--there is no one size fits all solution! If you are interested in support services, please contact us and we can talk with you about what would be most helpful for you. ​

How to Contact Us for Services

All contacts with us will remain confidential and will be responded to as quickly as possible by a member of our staff. 

24/7 Call Line (phone and text): (707) 335-6263

Email: Our Services Coordinator, Shara Francis-Herne, can be reached at shara@sovereign-bodies.org and our Outreach Coordinator, Mox Alvarnaz, can be reached at outreach@sovereign-bodies.org. Our general inbox for all requests can be made out to mmiwdatabase@sovereign-bodies.org.

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SERVICES

Sovereign Bodies Institute currently offers:

  • Virtual Art Therapy Circles: We're currently offering weekly beading circles for Indigenous Survivors of violence, MMIP family members, and frontline service providers working to address gender and sexual violence against Indigenous Peoples (such as DV shelter staff). We are also working to organize a second installment of virtual weaving circles with Karuk weaving instructor Alice Lincoln-Cook as well as a virtual community mural project for MMIP families in Northern California.

We provide support services to Indigenous Survivors of violence and MMIWG2 families on a as requested, limited basis.