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The Domestic Violence & Abuse Center's mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.  We serve the communities in Walsh, Pembina and Cavalier counties offering: 
  • A 24-hour Crisis Line
  • Walk-in services during business hours by trained staff and volunteers
  • Information and assistance for those evaluating their relationships and victims struggling to escape violent relationships. 
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Legal advocacy in the Criminal Justice system for the vicims and their family in court and with officers of the court.  Assistance with Protection Orders, restitution, and reparations.  
  • Assistance in dealing with the "system".  Referrals and accompaniment to services such as housing, medical, mental health, financial assistance, child care, skills training or employment.  May be able to offer limited transportation assistance.
  • Assistance in developing a comprehensive and invidualized Safety Plan
  • Community education and awareness with speakers available to schools, churches and other community organizations.
  • Lending library
  • Transitional items to assist clients in setting up new households.
 If you need help NOW:
 Local Hotline:
24 hour toll-free crisis line
Grafton area crisis line
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
Local Offices:

"Discover yourself like a lotus flower in full bloom,
even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong."  - The Lotus