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Community Crisis Center 24 hour Hotline Free and Confidential 1-800-400-0883 www.getmeout.org
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Craig County
128 S. Wilson
Vinita, OK

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454 Krause ST.

Jay, OK

3651 US HWY 59
Wolf Creek Plaza
Grove, OK

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Grand Savings Bank wearing their teal yesterday!#SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth
04/07/2022

Grand Savings Bank wearing their teal yesterday!

#SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth

Our IT department wore teal yesterday to support sexual assault awareness month in partnership with the Community Crisis Center of Northeast Oklahoma. 

Learn more about the Center: https://getmeout.org/

It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, especially if they are ...
04/07/2022

It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, especially if they are a friend or family member. For a survivor, disclosing to someone they care about can be very difficult, so we encourage you to be as supportive and non-judgemental as possible.

“I believe you. / It took a lot of courage to tell me about this.”
“It’s not your fault. / You didn’t do anything to deserve this.”
“You are not alone. / I care about you and am here to listen or help in any way I can.”
“I’m sorry this happened. / This shouldn’t have happened to you.”

There’s no timetable when it comes to recovering from sexual violence. If someone trusted you enough to disclose the event to you, consider the following ways to show your continued support:
- Avoid Judgement
-Check in Periodically
- Know Your Resources

Community Crisis Center provides 24/7 services and support for survivors of sexual assault. You can call anytime at 1-800-400-0883 or chat with an advocate at rc.chat/ccc.

#SAAM #WeBelieveYou

Thank you City of Jay for declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
04/07/2022

Thank you City of Jay for declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

We often get asked what our greatest need is. Our highest need is consistent monthly support. Our program is not fully f...
04/07/2022

We often get asked what our greatest need is. Our highest need is consistent monthly support. Our program is not fully funded by grants, so we are heavily dependant on consistent monthly community support to ensure we can meet all of our necessary operating costs. One thing you can do this Sexual Assault Awareness Month is sign up for our Empower Now! Monthly Giving Program. This chart shows just how far your support can go each month in supporting local survivors of sexual assault.

To sign up for monthly giving, click here:
https://getmeout.org/give/donate.html

More community members wearing their teal! Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures. #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #WeWear...
04/06/2022

More community members wearing their teal! Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures.

#SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #WeWearTeal

Community members across our three counties are wearing teal today to show their support for survivors of sexual assault...
04/06/2022

Community members across our three counties are wearing teal today to show their support for survivors of sexual assault. Don’t forget to send us your pictures if you have your teal on today!

#SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #WeWearTeal

04/06/2022
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More than 1 in 3 women experience sexual violence during her lifetime. Nearly 1 in 4 men experience sexual violence during his lifetime. The estimated lifetime cost of rape is $122,461 per victim (NSVRC). Sexual assault is a prevalent issue that has or will affect many people living within our commu...

Check out this week's Wish List Wednesday! We are in of need some items for Easter at our Shelter. We currently need:-Sn...
04/06/2022

Check out this week's Wish List Wednesday! We are in of need some items for Easter at our Shelter. We currently need:
-Snacks and crafts for our Easter party
-Easter baskets, grass and basket stuffers for 14 kids
-If someone has an Easter Bunny costume we could borrow, we would be grateful! We would love for the bunny to make a visit Easter morning.

Donations can be dropped off at any CCC location. For more information, contact Lori at 918-787-5381.

If you don't have time to shop, check out our Amazon Wish List and have items shipped directly to us this week: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1A9Y9G7SUGDVU?ref_=wl_share

Please share and help us get the word out! Please have all donations dropped off by next week. Thank you!

Today is National Wear Teal Day for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Our message to all survivors is that we believe you ...
04/06/2022

Today is National Wear Teal Day for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Our message to all survivors is that we believe you and stand with you, today and every day.

If you're wearing your teal today, make sure to post a picture on Facebook and tag us! #SAAM #WeWearTeal

Thank you City of Grove - City Hall for proclaiming April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The City of Grove has been a p...
04/06/2022

Thank you City of Grove - City Hall for proclaiming April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The City of Grove has been a pivotal partner for CCC and our Grove office. This month they are joining us in proclaiming that there is no excuse for sexual assault in our community and that there are free and confidential services for local survivors.

#SAAM #webelieveyou

Thank you Delaware County and Grand Savings Bank for partnering with us for a Sexual Assault Awareness Month display in ...
04/05/2022

Thank you Delaware County and Grand Savings Bank for partnering with us for a Sexual Assault Awareness Month display in Grove and Jay. These flags represent the 87 survivors of sexual assault that CCC provided services to last year. We want the community to know that sexual assault is an issue that we must continue to raise our voices for and survivors to know that we have free and confidential services available.

We’re here 24/7 at 1-800-400-0883. You can chat with an Advocate at rc.chat/ccc.

#WeBelieveYou #SAAM

Don't forget to wear your teal tomorrow!
04/05/2022

Don't forget to wear your teal tomorrow!

Thank you City of Miami, Oklahoma for declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
04/05/2022

Thank you City of Miami, Oklahoma for declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

City of Miami Proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

(MIAMI, OK.) Volunteer Coordinator Lori Carey and Executive Director Kelsey Samuels with the Community Crisis Center accepted a City of Miami Proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Monday night's meeting. The proclamation reads, the designation, “is intended to draw attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and has public health implications for every community member of the City of Miami.
Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment impact our community as seen by statistics indicating that 1 in 5 women will have experienced sexual assault by the time they complete college, and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime.
We must work together to educate our community about what can be done to prevent sexual assault and how to support survivors. Staff and volunteers of our local sexual assault program – Community Crisis Center, encourage every person to speak out when witnessing acts of violence, however small.
With leadership, dedication, and encouragement, there is compelling evidence that we can be successful in reducing sexual violence in the City of Miami through prevention education, increased awareness, and holding perpetrators who commit acts of violence responsible for their actions.
The City of Miami strongly supports the efforts of national, state, and local partners, and of every citizen to actively engage in public and private efforts, including conversations about what sexual violence is, how to prevent it, how to help survivors connect with services, and how every segment of our society can work together to better address sexual violence.”

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month we raise awareness for the 470,000 Americans who are sexually assaul...
04/05/2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month we raise awareness for the 470,000 Americans who are sexually assaulted each year.

Join us in raising awareness about sexual assault and showing your support for local survivors.

For 24/7 services and support- contact 1-800-400-0883.
You can chat with an advocate at rc.chat/ccc.

We believe you. #SAAM

04/04/2022
Timeline photos
04/04/2022

Timeline photos

April is Financial Literacy Month. Did you know that financial abuse occurs in 99% of domestic violence cases and can make it difficult or even impossible for survivors to safely leave? Learn more: https://bit.ly/2JZpAAv

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join us on April 6th by wearing teal to show your support and solidarity to loc...
04/02/2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join us on April 6th by wearing teal to show your support and solidarity to local survivors. #SAAM #WeBelieveYou

04/01/2022
Thank You from Family Dental Associates & The Community Crisis Center

Thank you so much to Family Dental Associates - Miami, OK for collecting cleaning supplies and paper products for our Shelter. We house 200-250 clients and their children each year, so donations like this go a long way in helping us serve the community. We are blown away by your generosity and thankful for you partnering with us!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These flags represent the 87 local survivors of sexual assault we provided serv...
04/01/2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These flags represent the 87 local survivors of sexual assault we provided services to last year. Check out our display at our Miami Office- we’ll be setting one up in Grove, Vinita and Jay next week as well.

If you or anyone you know is in need of services or support, we’re here 24/7 at 1-800-400-0883. You can chat with an advocate at rc.chat/ccc.

We believe you and we’re here for you.

Content warning: abuse; violence Please read this powerful story from a local and courageous survivor of teen dating vio...
03/30/2022

Content warning: abuse; violence

Please read this powerful story from a local and courageous survivor of teen dating violence. 1 in 4 females under 18 is a victim of physical, verbal or emotional abuse from a dating partner. 1 in 10 high school students have been purposely hit, slapped or physically hurt by a girlfriend or boyfriend. Teen dating violence is very real and something we have to start talking about.

"I am a survivor of teen dating violence. I didn't know what to call it until I got older. I knew it didn't feel right but I had no idea what was really happening. No adult in my life ever talked about what to expect in a relationship or how you should be treated. I didn't have bad examples of relationships from adults, just no direction. I would just hear adults say you won't know what love is until you're older, relationships as a teen don't really matter. I was 15 when I met the person that caused so much heartache and trauma. I had no idea what was in store for me. At first things went well. He paid attention to me and was very nice, always complimented me. He would get a little upset if another guy looked at me. The jealousy felt good at first, it made me feel wanted and loved. It felt like I was the only person for him. His behavior started to change over time. It was small things at first then became an everyday occurrence. He would say "why did you look at him", by then end it was "you stupid b* you just can't stop flirting with everyone”, “you want him and not me” I needed to reassure him constantly that he mattered to me. He never once assured me that I mattered to anyone. He always made sure I knew I was worthless, no one would ever love me, I was dumb, stupid and an idiot. He called me names all the time, it was many times a day. He slowly began to attack everything about me; how I dressed, wearing makeup, my friends, how I spoke, made racist comments about Hispanics (I am half Hispanic).

He had his driver’s license. We would drive around and he would say "there is my ex-girlfriend’s house", "there is her work", "there is her brother's house". Once I left him I figured out that he was stalking his ex with me in the car. I realized it because during one stalking incident he had his new girlfriend in the car. I looked right at her and said "this will be you one day." I still didn't have the language or understanding of what was happening to me.

I tried so many times to leave and each time I went back. When I would break off the relationship he would follow me, call me all the time. We went to school together, worked at the same place. He knew everything about my routine and who my friends were. I knew he had access to a gun. It seemed like he knew where I was going before I even got there. Nowhere was safe for me.

While working I couldn't make eye contact with any male or else he thought i was doing something with them. He would say I looked pretty in a shirt but then 5 mintues later he would tell me I only wear it so other people will look at me. He slowly chipped away at my self esteem. I wasn't sure if I was ever doing the right thing. I questioned myself all the time. I felt ugly and stupid. I quit wearing makeup because it was a fight every time I wore it. I look back at pictures now and can slowly see the changes in myself.

I wasn't sure who to go to. Only two of my friends knew and they weren't sure how to help me. He ran off most of my friends. If they helped me in any way, he would damage their cars or other property. No one wanted to be around me anymore because it came with a price. I didn't blame them and still don't.

During one of the separations I was walking home from the bus stop and I heard his car coming. I will always remember that sound. I started to walk faster; I was only two blocks from my house. I was walking, he was driving, he was faster. He pulled up beside me and grabbed my arm. I couldn’t get him to let go, no matter what I did. I yelled loud, or so I thought, no one came out of their house. He drove while grabbing my arm, and kept slamming my head into the car. I was so afraid he might run me over. He never let go the entire block. When we got to my house, I ran to the door (he had to let go to get out). I still wasn’t fast enough. He grabbed the back of my neck and told me to open the door. I had no choice, no one came out of their house- not their problem. When we got inside, he began hitting me in the face and screaming. I backed up in between the tv and the couch. Before I knew it I was pressed up against the picture window. He pushed me and I felt into the window. The window began to crack and broke. I almost fell out of the window but caught myself. I told my parents some lie, that they believed, or maybe they didn’t. Either way we all went on as if nothing happened.

The abuse was unbearable. He hit, pulled my hair, punched, spit on me, strangled me (this happened a lot), called names, threatened to kill me if I left. I believed him when he would say he would kill me. His look changed when he would beat me, the anger was terrifying. He was always so nice to everyone else, it had to be my fault, it just had to.

I felt like if I changed everything, he wanted then he would be happy. Nothing worked, NOTHING. At school: I would be sitting in class and look up; there he would be standing outside the door watching me. After class I was questioned about every comment or look I gave to someone else. I became withdrawn, I quit talking to anyone, I was always looking down. I felt so hopeless. I didn’t know who to talk to or how to leave. Leaving never worked for me before.

I didn’t think anyone would believe me. How do I get away? We go to the same school…

His friends would hear how he talked to me and they just turned away. They didn’t know what to do either. One friend witnessed him hitting me and just walked away. We were just kids and none of us knew what to do.

The abuse I suffered was just as severe as what some adult victims suffer. It was not just another teenage relationship that didn’t matter. The emotional abuse was ongoing and torturous. He strangled or suffocated me with a pillow once a week. He knew where to hit me so it wouldn’t show. He had to get smarter when I joined the swim team. I’m lucky to be alive. He pulled a sawed off shot gun on the girl after me. He spent a little time in Juvenile for this incident. He did it in a public place, so there were witnesses. She was trying to leave the relationship. We all were 16 at the time. This relationship has had long lasting effects. There was a time that we had to call the police. It was 4th of July. He drove up into my family’s yard and did donuts while shooting Saturn missiles. There was nothing that could be done. We had no proof and I wasn’t going to talk about anything else.

Things I wish would have been different.
• That my parents would have talked about healthy vs unhealthy vs abusive relationships
• That I had information on bystander intervention (this would have helped my friends and eventually me)
• That I had been taken seriously. I may have been a teen but the relationship mattered to me. I thought I was in love. I remembered that people said this relationship won’t matter. I thought it would just go away as I got older.
• That my parents had understood that teens are listening to what you say, even when you aren’t saying it to them.
• That an adult had intervened. I’m sure I wouldn’t have appreciated it up front, after all I was a kid."

If you or someone you know needs help, advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-400-0883. You can chat with an advocate at rc.connect/ccc.

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We had the pleasure of presenting the Community Crisis Center and Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa County with funds from our annual Steve Wright Memorial Golf Tournament. Both of these organizations do so much for our community and we are beyond grateful that we could give something back to them. We want to thank all of our sponsors for their help in making this happen. We couldn’t do it without them! #communitycrisiscenter #boysandgirlsclub #miamiok #localok #jmcares #jmfarms
Kayla Goforth, CDSVRP, Craig County Advocate with the Community Crisis Center, accepts a $100 donation from Brian Prince, Vinita City Clerk. The donation was made possible through City Hall’s selection as the first place winner of Banc First’s “Something to Crow About” Scarecrow contest.
☀️ Perfect day for a chili cook-off! Congratulations Madelyn Clogston for 1st & Tina Marie Gates-Perry for Runner-Up & People's Choice! Tania Geradts, you're chili was #awesome! Julie Morgan from Shangri-La on Grand Lake swept the pie category, as ALWAYS! #ThankYou for all the attended & helped raise funds for the Community Crisis Center! We'll do it again in 2022! 😁
#Chilicookoff THIS Saturday 1pm-4pm. Come get signed up and show off your chili and pie! Let's support the Community Crisis Center! www.getmeout.org Community Crisis Center #blindswine #ilovepie #fundraiser
Today, Ronna took a quick break from real estate to donate cookies to Community Crisis Center in honor of her sister, Maxine Kornstein, better known to everyone as "Cookie," who passed away 2 weeks ago from ALS. In honor of Cookie's birthday, on November 22nd we ask that you bake a cookie, eat a cookie or donate a cookie (or All 3!) 🍪 Happy Birthday Cookie, we all miss you dearly 😢 For more information or to volunteer you can call or visit their website below 👇 Call ☎️ (410) 526-7111 https://communitycrisiscenterinc.org/
Teaching safe and healthy relationship skills to youth can prevent domestic & dating violence. OSDH funds seven sites statewide that empower their communities to teach these skills to youth. Learn more at svp.health.ok.gov Community Crisis Center (Miami) DVIS (Tulsa) Leflore Co. Crisis Services (Poteau) Safenet Services (Claremore) Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services (Stillwater) Women's Resource Center (Norman) YWCA Oklahoma City (OKC) #DVAM21
Thank you Community Crisis Center! We are happy to support and be the presenting sponsor. #LifeisGrand
I'm Deacon Linda Barton Paul, from St. Andrew's in Grove. I've been working inside Eddie Warrior and Jess Dunn Correctional Centers for the past decade. I'm looking forward to working with the Community Crisis Center as I now live in Grove. Thanks, Lori, for the great afternoon on Wednesday! You are a great advocate!
Shout out to the Community Crisis Center of Vinita for thinking of GrandNation! Community Crisis Center #communityorganization #worktogethergrowtogether
A huge thank you to basket sponsors and agencies for the Chocolate Affair! Basket number 1, the birdwatchers basket donated by Rogers County Training Center. Basket number 2, the bourbon basket donated by William W. Barnes Child Advocacy Center sponsored by Spirits of 66. https://www.facebook.com/WilliamWBarnesCAC/ Basket number 3, Christmas decorations basket donated by Senior Companions. Basket number 4, fall wreath basket is sponsored by The Burrows Agency. Basket number 5, the family basket donated by Pryor Ministries Center https://www.facebook.com/Pryor-Ministries-Center-223294031022059/ Basket number 6, a made-in-Oklahoma basket donated by Boys and Girls Club of Green Country. https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubsofgreencountry/ Basket number 7, Northeastern Oklahoma Cancer Institute sponsored the pasta bowl donated by the Claremore Senior Citizen's Center. Basket number 8, the pelican basket was hand-made by Note-Able Workshop by Ken and Myra Noteboom donated by Grove Christian Medical Center. Note-able-workshop.com Basket number 9, pioneer woman cooking donated by D.O.C services. Basket number 10, pioneer woman baking basket with rolling pin donated by Strang Senior Center. Basket number 11, pumpkin decorations basket donated by Chelsea Senior Center. https://www.facebook.com/Chelsea-OK-Senior-Center-217612088784589/ Basket number 12, the Red Cross basket donated by American Red Cross https://www.facebook.com/redcrossclaremore/ Basket number 13, the snack basket donated by SafeNet. https://www.facebook.com/SafenetOklahoma/ Basket number 14, the snowman basket donated by the Salvation Army. https://www.facebook.com/The-Salvation-Army-Rogers-County-Claremore-102386831551143/ Basket number 15, the spa day basket, donate by The Manger, a nonprofit. Basket number 16, tea & tea accessories donated by the Community Crisis Center. Basket number 17, wooden basket with hand-painted pitcher & glasses donated by El Maguey Restaurant. Basket number 18, wooden cross was hand-made by Paul Denis donated by Meals on Wheels - Claremore. Basket number 19, hand-made beaded earrings donated by Champ Nonprofit Consulting LLC.
This week, the farmers market was able to donate fresh produce to Miami Good Neighbor Project, Community Crisis Center, and Nine Tribes Towers/Miami housing authority thanks to funding help from Northeastern Tribal Health System and Ottawa County TSET Healthy Living Program! We still have discounted produce baskets and farm fresh eggs available for sale online at www.OttawaCountyFM.com. Purchase online and pick up in Miami. This will be the last week for online sales before our 2020 season finally opens next Thursday, June 4 from 4-7pm at 225 B St NW All Saints' Episcopal Church.
ATTENTION!! Calling all her Angel's!!! Our dear friend Angelic Sanchez-Peetoom. Has suffered so much this week. Starting with the tragic loss of her dear brother Paul. After traveling to Neveda to be with family in this time of loss her mother Marylin fell ill. In congestive heart failure and in a hospital thousands of miles from home. While planning her brothers services and struggling to find a way to get her mother a medical flight to the Oklahoma heart institute..absolute tragedy hit her again.. . . Her home caught on fire. She lost everything including her beloved family pets! Shes still out of state trying to say goodbye to her brother. Caring for an attempting to get her family all home and cant even survey the damage herself because she flat out to busy. She needs HELP! In a big way. Funds are needed to start all over as well as fly her mother home. Just weeks before the holiday and she dont even have a moment to think about that. Y'all lift her up in prayer. Angelic has more kids than I can count ( shes a mothering soul) shes who everyone goes to for help. She has 3 still in her home under 18 .. they need everything .. they lost it all. Sizes are garry is size 14 Kaylee is size 12 Kloei is size 11. We Thank u from the bottom of our hearts for any and all help ! Thank you! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215723689181266&id=1114129028