SWIWC Sacred We Are

MISSION

Increase the capacity of indigenous communities to address and respond to violence through education, training, technical assistance, policy advocacy, and culturally sensitive supportive services.

VISION

Is to have safe Indigenous communities

SWIWC is a statewide tribal domestic and sexual violence coalition that has been serving the Tribes in Arizona since 2006. SWIWC’s primary purpose is to help tribes increase their capacity to better address and respond to the violence occurring in their respective communities. This is achieved through training, technical assistance, policy advocacy, education, and outreach. At present SWIWC has an amazing staff of three, a remarkable governing board, and a brilliant Two-Spirit and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Advisory Council that are dedicated to meeting the needs of tribes within an anti-oppression framework. We are the small, but mighty SWIWC.

The Work We Do

Meet SWIWC

SWIWC is governed by a board of directors, has a staff of three, and a two-spirit and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer advisory council that work to create safe indigenous communities.

Get Connected

Our goal is to provide information on Native service providers, programs, and resources that will help you in the work that you do or in seeking the services you may need.

What We Do

Our primary purpose is to help Arizona Tribes increase their capacity to better address and respond to the domestic and sexual violence occurring in their respective communities. We do this through training, technical assistance, policy advocacy, outreach, and education. We utilize individuals considered subject matter experts in a variety of fields related to domestic and sexual violence that serve as our faculty or consultants.

Be A Relative

At the core of SWIWC is our earnest aspiration to be a good relative to all citizens of our tribal communities. It is from this point that we establish reciprocal relationships with others doing similar work or work that intersects with ours. It is this principal that also forms the base of our membership, which is open to those who wish to support and participate, in a good way, in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence in our tribal communities.

Get Help

Our hope is that anyone who needs help can find it easily and can access services that are safe, nonjudgmental, culturally relevant, and compassionate. The information we provide is designed to provide direct service information for domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, teen dating violence, sex trafficking, the murdered and missing, and for COVID-19.

Contact Us

We strive to be responsive, prompt, and competent to your requests and we value any comments, feedback, or questions you may have.