Domestic Violence Department

The AST Rising Warrior Department is located on the Absentee Shawnee Tribal complex in Shawnee, OK. We provide free confidential services to Native and Non-Native victims/survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Dating Violence within Pottawatomie, Cleveland and Oklahoma Counties, and to Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members across the nation. Our advocates can meet at a safe, public location including the Tribal complex or at our satellite office, located at 130 N Broadway in Shawnee. All services are based on eligibility and funding availability.


The Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Domestic Violence Department strives to eliminate violence in Native Country and to strengthen Native Families to end the cycle of violence.

Victim/Survivor Advocacy

Victim/survivor advocacy includes confidential advocacy for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, dating violence and sex-trafficking, including 24 hrs. per day and seven days a week crisis intervention and support. Each victim/survivor will receive emotional support and resources to Tribal programs and other local community programs. Advocacy can be provided at hospitals, police stations, throughout the legal system and in the community as needed. The program also serves as a resource center to the community by offering educational information and referrals.

Housing and Utility Assistance

Housing assistance is based on availability of funding and a demonstrated need. To qualify for assistance the victim/survivor must complete an intake and meet with an advocate to determine eligibility.

Court Advocacy

Court advocacy helps victims/survivors who are in need of filing an emergency protective order or other domestic violence related matters such as emergency custody or divorce. The court advocate accompanies victims/survivors to  domestic violence related court matters and provides referrals and safety planning as needed.

Referral Assistance

Referral Assistance offers community resources to those who are in need of additional services outside the scope of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Domestic Violence Program.

Sexual Assault Advocacy

The Sexual Assault Advocacy services provide on-call 24 hours per day emotional support, advocacy and crisis intervention to sexual assault survivors at hospitals, police stations and throughout the legal system as necessary.

Shelter Placement Assistance

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Domestic Rising Warrior Department does not operate a shelter and therefore refers to local shelters to provide the service. Advocates can provide assistance in locating emergency housing/shelter. Below are the DV Shelters available in Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Cleveland Counties.

(Physical locations are confidential)

House of Hope
Project Safe
Women’s Resource Center
Oklahoma City

Community Outreach

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Domestic Violence Program participates in community events to provide awareness/education regarding domestic violence related information and available services.

Intake/Application for Services

You can click on “Online intake form” (on the right side of this page) to complete the intake and receive services. If you have any questions about completing the intake or any of our services, please call us at 405.273.2888. If you are in an emergency situation and need immediate assistance, call 911.

Domestic Violence Department

40210 Benson Park Road
Tecumseh, OK 74873

P: 405.273.2888