...all individuals have the right to live without fear of violence or coercion
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WHERE ARE WE?
PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Located in Alva, attached to the office on Oklahoma Blvd, sits the New Beginnings - Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) project. The single level town-house style apartments were created for support of independent living and have been home to many client families over the years, changing in varying ways to best serve a survivor's needs and support their diligent efforts to meet their personal goals for success. The six apartments range from one to three bedrooms, with one unit specifically designed as handicap accessible. Designed to assist survivors (and their children) who experience chronic homelessness and disabling conditions, these apartments are income-based.
Aside from the benefit of income-based housing, residents also have access to the staff of NWDCS Inc. on-site, and a computer lab to assist with technological needs for life and education. Residents enrolled at Northwest Oklahoma State University who meet some qualifications may also be eligible for a scholarship through NWOSU to assist with the tuition costs associated with their educational goals.
The New Beginnings PSH is a micro-community of survivors. Residents often find kinship with their neighbors and draw support from staff during times of difficulty or struggle, as well as one another. Designed to be a supportive, violence and abuse free environment, residents have expressed that the atmosphere at New Beginnings PSH allows them to focus on their goals and achieve success when previous attempts have been hindered.
At NWDCS Inc., and the New Beginnings PSH clients have a right to receive services suited to his/her/their needs without regard to his/her/their race, religion, gender/gender identity, ethnic origin, age, disability, handicapping condition, and/or sexual orientation. The offices of NWDCS Inc. are an inclusive environment and our drive is to assist survivors not only without regard to these differences but in support of them, honoring them as potentially defining characteristics intrinsically linked to success and well-being.
If you would like to discuss the project, see if you qualify, or receive an application to become a resident of the New Beginnings PSH please contact our offices and an advocate will discuss the requirements in more detail.
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-888-256-1215
NWDCS is dedicated to providing education to both survivors, and the public, about Domestic and Sexual Violence, Human Trafficking, and Stalking. We also provide education on topics such as Teen Dating Violence and Animal Abuse (and how it is used to maintain control over a victim).
If you would like to have us come and do a presentation for your organization, give us a call and we will be happy to provide education to your organization members.
NORTHWEST DOMESTIC CRISIS SERVICES, INC.
RAPID RE-HOUSING and PREVENTION:
Along with assisting survivors of abuse, NWDCS is also dedicated to helping put an end to homelessness. With our Rapid Re-Housing and Prevention Program, we are able to put forth a solid effort toward ending homelessness. This program does have eligibility requirements.
Rapid Re-Housing -
Through grant funding, the re-housing program allows us to help an individual, who meets the criteria for 'Literally Homelessness', obtain more permanent housing. Through this funding we can help with a portion of the initial costs to moving into a new home.
Prevention is the notion of helping a family to catch up on overdue rent, and/or utility bills, to keep them from becoming homeless. Many families fall on hardship once in a while, we want to try and help.
1330 OKLAHOMA BLVD
ALVA, OK 73717
...WHEN IT HURTS, WE CAN HELP
Our advocates are trained and certified specifically in the areas of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. We also provide services related to Human Trafficking and Stalking.
Services provided include, but are not limited to: