Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Inc.
Domestic and sexual violence victims living in Pierce and St. Croix Counties experience many barriers in their efforts to be safe and stabilize their lives. These barriers are compounded by the rural nature of these counties. The vast majority of Pierce and St. Croix County are rural cities (large geographic area/agricultural) with no public transportation, limited or no housing and/or other resources. The rural isolation and challenging economy have made it increasingly difficult for victims to access childcare, find employment, or earn a living wage. In these rural and isolated counties victims find it difficult to trust local government agencies and law enforcement officials as they tend to be of the belief that “everyone knows everyone” and that their confidentiality will be violated due to this. Victims may also not even be aware of the rights and that help does exist. Help us to prevent abuse, support victim!