Domestic Violence and Family Services

The Domestic Violence Department is located at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal complex. We serve Native and Non-Native victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Dating Violence within Pottawatomie, Cleveland and Oklahoma Counties, and Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members across the nation.


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 Advocacy

Assist victims by offering educational classes that focus on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual abuse, stalking and dating violence. Each victim is helped with emotional support and resources both from Tribal programs and local community programs.

Housing and Utility Assistance

Assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or dating violence in emergency situations. This assistance may allow for a victim to either receive housing or utility assistance.

Court Advocacy

Assists survivors with domestic violence court related appearances as well as filing for emergency protective orders (EPO) or restraining orders.

Transitional Housing

The Transitional Housing Program strives for the ability for families to obtain independent permanent housing while providing financial relief that allows for better success for victims who've taken the step to start a new beginning for them and their family.

Referral Assistance

Assists with providing 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 AST DV Sexual Assault Program is on-call 24 hours per day to provide emotional support, advocacy and crisis counseling to sexual assault survivors at hospitals, police stations and throughout the legal system. The program also serves as a resource center to the community by offering educational information and referrals.

Shelter Placement Assistance

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Domestic Violence Program works with other shelters within Oklahoma in order to help victims obtain safe housing. Emergency transportation for the victim and children may also be available.

Community Outreach

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Domestic Violence Program offers educational trainings, informational displays, and community events in order to provide more awareness to both tribal and non-tribal communities.


Domestic Violence Director
Phone: 405-273-2888
Cell: 405-432-9657
Transitional Housing
Cell: 405-432-7699
Court Advocate/Family Violence
Prevention Coordinator
Phone: 405-273-2888
Cell: 405-765-9317
Victim Advocate
Phone: 405-273-2888
Cell: 405-432-9469
Office Manager
Absentee Shawnee Tribe
2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801