Helping Native American Communities
HIR Wellness Institute
The HIR (Healing Intergenerational Roots) Wellness Institute is a survivor and women-led organization that provides free mental health, wellness, and victim advocacy services to the indigenous and underserved communities. We serve victims of crime, both men and women, who have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). Our mission is to improve the mental health and wellness outcomes for Native American/Indigenous and underserved communities.
In 2016, the National Institute of Justice reported that 84.3% of AI women will experience violence in their lifetime.
In 2016, 5,712 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) cases were reported in the US, but only 116 of those cases were logged in the DOJ database.
Homicide is the third leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native women between 10 and 24 years of age and the fifth leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaska Native women between 25 and 34 years of age.
In the U.S. and Canada, an average of 40 percent of the women who were victims of sex trafficking identified as American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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