History and Philosophy
In 1979, three friends went to lunch. Of the three, two had some knowledge of domestic violence and wanted to offer solutions and connections to others experiencing domestic abuse and sexual assault. It started with a hotline. These three and other community members kept the phone number staffed 24 hours a day and initially protected people in their own homes and hotel rooms before establishing a safe house at an undisclosed location in Stillwater. Stillwater Domestic Violence Services, Inc. then became a registered non-profit with 501 (c)3 status in February 1981.
With a capital grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and significant contributions from the community, we were able to build our secure, state-of-the-art offices and facility in 2011 and move in 2012.
In an effort to become more inclusive of citizens in our full five-county service area, we are now doing business as Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services. Safe shelter and comprehensive services aim to break the cycle of violence frequently passed from one generation to the next. We believe all people regardless of race, status, age, gender, sexual orientation, or economics deserve safety and wellbeing.
We seek to empower survivors and improve communities. We support social change through community awareness and client advocacy.
We seek to empower the victims of these crimes and to hold perpetrators accountable. We also see social change through community awareness and client advocacy.
Our mission at Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services is to break the cycle of violence by providing safety, hope and empowerment. We provide safe and confidential services to victims of interpersonal violence. We seek social change through community awareness and client advocacy.
Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services provides comprehensive and confidential services to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse or neglect.
We seek to put an end to interpersonal violence and help families end the cycle of violence that is frequently passed on from one generation to the next.
If you need help, contact our office at 405-372-9922 or call our 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE at 405-624-3020
All of our services are confidential!