- Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program
- Domestic violence and sexual assault are pervasive and life-threatening crimes affecting millions of individuals across our nation regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education. Domestic violence and sexual assault not only severely impact victims but our entire communities and are linked to many other social ills. Children are particularly vulnerable as both victims and witnesses to domestic violence. In order to break the cycle of violence, we must intervene and provide services. SCIP and dometic violence shelters provide children with a safe and caring atmosphere in which to process their trauma and begin to heal. Children's services also help support the non-abusive parent as they deal with their own experience of abuse and begin to rebuild the family in an enviroment free from violence. While our nation has come a long way in meeting the need of victims, there remains a significant gap between funding and the demand for services. As more victims courageously request services to escape from life-threatening situations, it is essential that thier needs are met.