Advocacy Resource Center

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Advocacy Resource Center is to provide comprehensive, culturally honoring and trauma informed responses to those impacted by the abuse of power and control.

VISION STATEMENT
The vision of the Advocacy Resource Center is to empower survivors through the elimination of barriers to break the cycle of power and control for today and the next Seven Generations.

ADVOCACY VALUES
The Advocacy Resource Center delivers compassionate, respectful, and culturally honoring responses while maintaining the dignity and confidentiality of all those seeking support.

Service Eligibility
Service Eligibility

The Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) provides services to the victim/survivor or a family member/friend of a victim/survivor and does not discriminate based upon actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Service Area

The Advocacy Resource Center provides services in the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indian's Seven County Service Area which includes Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Alger, Schoolcraft, Delta, and Marquette counties.

Service Fees

The Advocacy Resource Center does not charge for services.

Confidentiality


The Advocacy Resource Center maintains strict client confidentiality as protected under Tribal, State, and Federal Law.

If an individual is not eligible for ARC services, staff will assist with information regarding other available community resources.

Please note Advocacy Resource Center service availability is dependent upon funding and programmatic prioritizations.

Lodge of Bravery

Aakdehewin Gaamig

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Sexual Violence Services (SVS) Program

Naanda Nswi Kidwenan "Those Three Words"

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Criminal Justice Advocacy Services

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Legal Aid Services

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Crime Victim Compensation

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Crisis Intervention and Emotional Support

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Safety Plan Creation and Follow Up

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Referrals to Community Resources

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Transportation Assistance

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Financial Assistance

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Survivor Education

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Locating Employment and Safe Housing

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Survivor Support Groups

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Medical Appointment Accompaniment

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Community Education Services

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Culture The Key to Healing Program

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Culturally Honoring Healing Supplies

Traditional Medicines

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 Staffed 24/7

The Lodge of Bravery is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure immediate entry for those seeking safety from intimate partner violence.

 Secure Communal Living Facility

The Lodge of Bravery is secured with as state of the art security system and remains locked 24/7. Communal living space has 16 beds for temporary emergency shelter for all victims of domestic and dating violence and their children.

 Climate Controlled Pet Kennels

Pets are welcomed at the Lodge of Bravery in our six -run climate controlled kennel on-site for survivor's pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.

 On-site Laundry Facilities

The Lodge of Bravery has washer and dryer facilities on site to use free of charge.

 On-site Wabano (Healing Lodge)

Survivors are welcome to utilize the traditional Wabano (Sweat Lodge). The lodge is utilized by survivors to have access to an outdoor location for individual spiritual practices. (Medicines, meditations, and other cultural practices excluding sweats.)

Domestic Violence

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Strangulation

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Sex Trafficking

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Teen Dating Violence

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Elder Abuse

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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States
  • P.O. Box 1576 Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Jami R. Moran, LBSW

Program Director

Jena McKerchie

Grant Coordinator Assistant Manager for Sexual Assault Services

Jane Cadreau

Lodge of Bravery Manager

Kayla Pelter

Legal Aide

Sheila Kibble

Case Manager

Stephanie Shannon

Case Manager

Crystal Martin

Case Manager

Jess Gillotte-King

Community Educator

Ashley Gravelle

Cultural Healing Educator

Faith Goetz

ARC Secretary

Jessica McKerchie

ARC Administrative Assistant

Jessie Barbeaux

Shelter Worker

Claudia Fhlug

Shelter Worker

Courtnie Rayl

Shelter Worker

Kaysie Garnett

Shelter Worker

Paula Crouch

Shelter Worker

Jillian Smart

Shelter Worker

No, you do not.  The ARC provides services to the victim/survivor or a family member/friend of a victim/survivor and does not discriminate based upon actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Yes, children are welcome at the LOB.  
The Advocacy Resource Center does not charge for services.  All services are free of charge.
The ARC provides services in the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indian's Seven County Service Area which includes Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Alger, Schoolcraft, Delta, and Marquette counties.
The ARC maintains strict client confidentiality as protected under Tribal, State, and Federal Law.  If an individual is not eligible for ARC services, staff will assist with information regarding other available community resources.  

*Please note ARC service availability is dependent upon funding and programmatic prioritizations.
Yes, the LOB is able to accommodate a survivor's pets in an on-site six run climate controlled kennel.  Pets must reside inside the kennel.  

Advocacy Resource Center Secretary - $15.63/Hour - Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA

Please click this link to apply:
https://saulttribe.hirecentric.com/jobs/197804.html

The Secretary, under the general direction of the Grant Coordination Assistant Manager and the Advocacy Resource Program Manager, is responsible for providing secretarial, extensive data entry and clerical support to Advocacy Resource Staff.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant typing and use of hearing, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent standing, walking, driving, typing; occasional pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, manual handling, use of smell and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity and noise and air quality. Potential hazards include constant computer use; frequent client contact and potential exposure to high risk and volatile situations, infectious exposure, needles/syringes and equipment use.                                                    
REQUIREMENTS:
Education: High School diploma or G.E.D required.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience working in an office environment and 1 year working in the social service field or with a victim services program required.
Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Must have a valid driver license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department.  Must comply with annual license review and insurability standards. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and database software.  Must have working knowledge and be able to use office equipment such as faxes, copiers and phone systems.  Knowledge of general office procedures.  Must have good typing, proofreading and telephone etiquette skills.  Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Must have excellent public relation/customer services skills and exhibit friendly and positive attitude and establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supervisors and guests.  Must be able to work with little or no supervision.  Must be able to work in high stress environment and handle difficult situations.  Must maintain confidentiality.  Native American preferred.  

$15.63 per hour 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
  • Assists the Grant Coordination Assistant Manager with daily data entry duties and other day to day functions of the ARC Sexual Violence Resource Program.
  • Processes disbursement vouchers.
  • Answers phones, greets clients and visitors.
  • Performs extensive data entry in various databases.
  • Prepares and maintains program files.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements and processes travel advances and reconciliations.                       
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
  • Attends various meetings and conferences.  
  • Continues professional development and invests time in staying current on the profession.
  • Orders and maintains supplies.
  • Assist with coordinating vehicle maintenance and scheduling; scheduling of staff for usage of vehicles and makes appointments for repairs, oil changes and cleanings as instructed and maintains documentation of repairs.      
  • All other job related duties as assigned.
CONTACTS:
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, clients, outside vendors/service providers, Law Enforcement and Tribal members.

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$25

Donation Amount

14" Hand Drum

Please contact Ashley Gravelle at 906-632-1808 to register for this event. First come, first served. There are 30 kits available per class. Participants can choose one class or the other to allow for others to participate as well. Miigwech! Follow the class live at www. facebook.com/saulttribeARC on the date posted.

Hair Ties

Please contact Ashley Gravelle at 906-632-1808 to register for this event. First come, first served. There are 30 kits available per class. Participants can choose one class or the other to allow for others to participate as well. Miigwech! Follow the class live at www. facebook.com/saulttribeARC on the date posted.


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Volunteer Program

ARC is looking for volunteers to assist with events, filling traditional medicines, and other productive jobs in need of assistance.

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Brochures Available

ARC program brochures are available for free and can be displayed at your business or for personal use. Please contact ARC to request your brochures today. Brochures can be placed in hair salons, bars, restaurants, nail salons, schools, college campuses, doctor's offices, laundromats, gyms, etc.

This beautiful piece of art was created by artist Scott Killips from Fort Myers, FL.  Scott is donated his art to the Advocacy Resource Center in his effort to support and promote awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Florida artist Scott Killips donated one of his paintings to the Advocacy Resource Center to show his support in the fight to prevent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.  ARC staff was humbled by the kind donation.  

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