Three Sisters Program

ThreeSistersProgram2.jpgOperates a 24/7 secure shelter facility whose operations provide crisis response and support services to victims of abuse, violence, assault, harassment, and crisis from domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Location withheld, Akwesasne
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ryan King, Program Manager

Contact:

  • During business hours phone:  518-358-4406
  • Toll-free 855-3SISTER (855-374-7837)
  • Emergency: Tribal Police 518-358-9200

Mission: Always Here to Protect, Empower & Guide our Sacred Families

Offering assistance to individuals and families currently experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, harassment, stalking, bullying, lateral violence, exploitation, human trafficking, sexting and Title IX situations. 

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocates provide:

  • 24-hour availability and crisis response
  • Accompanying to medical, legal or personal appointments
  • Assistance with education, housing and transportation
  • Guidance with Criminal or Family Orders of Protection
  • May refer self or by other sources

Safe Home provides:

  • 24-hour monitored
  • Assistance with employment, housing and transportation
  • Constant support to get life back on track
  • May refer self or by other sources

Safe Haven provides:

  • Night and weekend availability
  • Supervised visitation (court ordered or mutual agreement)
  • Child exchanges (court ordered or mutual agreement)
  • May refer self of by other sources

When to call Three Sisters:

Domestic Violence

  • Abuse can be: physical, psychological, sexual, economic, emotional, peer intimidation, isolation, harassing, stalking, or reproductive coercion.
  • Relationships can be: family, persons living together, married couples, dating couples, teen dating, straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgendered.

Sexual Assault

  • Assaulters can be: spouse, intimate partner, acquaintance, stranger, group, or family.

Dating Violence

  • Relationships can be people living together or separate, teens, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.

Stalking

  • Relationships can be anyone literally, virtually, or real. Stranger, schoolmates, family, current or former partner, acquaintance, or friend.
  • Cyberstalking, snail mail, or other forms of communication to make the person know they are being watched.

Harassment

  • Can include worh personal, dating, marriage, stranger, acquaintance, friend, peer, or family.
  • Can occur virtually; can be physical, verbal, or emotional.

Other

  • Sexting
  • Exploitation & trafficking
  • Social media and other internet safety
  • Title IX
  • Historical or generational trauma
  • Vicarious trauma

Who we serve: 

  • Married, single, dating, straight, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, lesbian, questioning, intersex, asexual, elders, women, men, children
  • Clients do not have to be Mohawk or a member of a Tribal Nation
  • Individuals do not have to press charges nor have a chargeable crime

Perhaps the most difficult step in accessing our help is contacting us the first time. This can take a lot of courage. Please call toll-free 855-3SISTER. You are not alone. Living a life free of abuse or violence is a right that all people deserve to have.

View the video, To The Indigenous Woman by John Red Corn on Youtube. Download the transcript. Link to the Indian Law Resource Center Safe Women Strong Nation project website.