The Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) is a direct service program of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians that provides assistance to victims of crime and community education. The staff of the ARC are dedicated to providing a wide variety of services to all victims of crime, with a special focus on women, men and children who are in abusive relationships. The mission of the ARC is to provide a more consistent and appropriate response to crimes from a multi-disciplinary and culturally specific approach, to meet the needs of victims and their families, and to assist them in meeting the identified needs.
Services Provided: Crisis Counseling, Safety Planning, Criminal Justice Support, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Legal Aid Services, Shelter Services, Crime Victim Compensation, Transportation, Women's Talking Circle, Education Programs, & Teen Dating Violence & Healthy Relationships.
Amy McCoy, Community Educator, for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians ARC incorporates holistic wellness into educational programming in her indigenous lanugage of Anishinaabemowin as part of an overall effort to affect community wellness and non-violent relations. She provides Ojibwe cultural ceremonial supports for clients and community memebers and holds yoga classes for survivors of domestic violence and their supporters. She also teaches Ojibwe culture based domestic violence education programming and facilitates talking circles for victim support and healing.