Monday, June 26, 2023 – Solving the housing hurdle for domestic violence survivors

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center lists safe, affordable, accessible, and stable housing as one of the most pressing concerns for Native domestic abuse survivors, both on and off the reservation. The lack of housing increases the likelihood of a survivor being drawn into sex trafficking. It can also be the reason someone chooses to stay in an abusive situation. We’ll hear about what’s being done to make housing accessible to survivors broadcasting live from the Women Are Sacred conference.


Caroline LaPorte (immediate descendant of the Little River Band Of Ottawa Indians), Director of the STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center for the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Gwen Packard (Ihanktonwan Dakota), Senior Housing Specialist, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Noreen Hill (Oneida Nation of the Thames), executive director/founder, Mother Nation

Dawn Begay (Diné), Native American Affairs Coordinator, City of Albuquerque