Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project
Training & Technical Assistance for OVW Tribal Grantees
Welcome to Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project (MSH-TA)!
MSH-TA serves as the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program Grantees (Tribal Grantees). We work with tribes and Native communities, villages, reservations, rancherias and pueblos across the United States to improve the justice system, law enforcement, and service provider response to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Native communities.
Our mission is to restore safety and integrity to Native women by assisting Native sovereign nations in strengthening their response to violence against American Indian/Alaska Native women. We work to improve the safety of Native women who experience battering, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by assisting Tribal grantees with training, technical assistance and resource materials that specifically address violence against American Indian/Alaska Native women.
As the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, so do the challenges presented to tribes and tribal programs. From social distancing to emergency stay-at-home orders, the effects are having real impacts on domestic violence/sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them.
Please take a few minutes to let us know how you are doing during COVID-19, including any resources and information you might need in continuing your work during this time – we are here to support you! Email Holly Oden or Katy Eagle, or call 888-305-1650 (menu option 1).
Also check out our COVID-19 Resources for Tribal Programs page, which we are updating regularly to offer support and information to OVW Tribal grantees working to address violence against Native women during this crisis.
Need technical assistance or training in a particular area to implement your OVW Tribal Programs grant award? There are OVW Tribal T/TA providers to help. Download our OVW Tribal TA Providers Directory or go to our Resources page for Tribal TA Providers information.