Welcome To Help In Crisis

Mission Statement: Help In Crisis exists to break the cycle of violence for victims and their children through transformational care that seeks to educate and empower.”

Vision: A community where peace prevails.

Crisis Intervention

The Help In Crisis hotline has become a vital link for victims of domestic violence and their families.

Domestic Violance Advocacy

The Court Advocacy Program offers support and assistance as survivors navigate complex and sometimes overwhelming court systems.

Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy

If you are forced to have sex when you don’t want to, it is rape, even if you are married to your assailant.

Emergency Shelter

Each year, approximately 300 women and 300 children come through our shelter.


A pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. There are many different forms of abuse in domestic violence such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, psychological abuse, threats, stalking, and cyberstalking.


Rape is a violent crime-a hostile attack, an attempt to hurt and humiliate. It is not the result of “uncontrolled passions”.
Rape can happen to anyone: students, working women, wives, mothers, children, grandmothers, and even males are the victims of rape.

Victims and their children in Shelter since Jan. 1, 2018

Sexual Assault Exams since Jan. 1, 2018

Forensic Interviews performed since Jan. 1, 2018

Hotline calls received since Jan.1, 2018

A significant portion of the Help-In-Crisis annual budget comes from individual donations. Help-In-Crisis is a 501 (c) (3) organization, and monetary gifts to the agency are tax deductible.

In order to make contributions a little easier for the public, HIC is now registered with JustGive and has a PayPal account. JustGive is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people with the charities and causes they care about and to increase overall giving.

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Consent and Your Kids: Where Do You Start?

by Whitley Pierson DVSA Advocate          A popular question I seem to get when doing outreach education with teens, parents, and teachers is “how do we teach consent to kids without bringing up sex?” This seems to be a consistent fear with adults, as if teaching kids...

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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is nationally recognized as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month.” This month is really important because sexual assault is a growing epidemic, especially on our college campuses. According to RAINN, every 73 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime and about 1 in 33 American men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Another shocking statistic is an average of 60,000 children are victims of “substantiated or indicated” sexual abuse each year.