Founded in 1977, Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) is North Dakota's premier domestic violence and rape crisis center. Located in Minot, ND we are the only center located within 100 miles. Our vision is for everyone in our community to experience only healthy relationships. Until that vision is achieved for everyone, we provide a safe space for hope, healing, and planning for all survivors who have experienced violence in their home-life. Our services are free for survivors thanks to grants and private donations from the national level down to private citizens in our community. With your help, we can make a difference and create futures free of violence. Learn more and get involved.
Mental Health Services
DVCC provides free trauma-focused therapeutic services for individuals who have been impacted by interpersonal violence and abuse. The mental health team is comprised of certified trauma-informed professionals who provide individual therapeutic services. Through individual counseling, children and adults are educated about the effects of abuse and post-trauma symptoms while learning about ways to heal, coping skills, and emotional regulation. The team primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), TF-CBT, DBT, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients develop new skills and process trauma. Therapy with play is utilized to meet the needs of children.
Please call 701-852-2258 or email Carrie for further information.
We are currently offering online support groups and some in-person groups are starting in June!
The in-person group is our sexual assault support group. This group is open to all persons who have experienced sexual assault, 18+, space is limited. For information regarding our Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Support Group, please call our office at 701.852.2258 or email Diane.
If you would rather have one-on-one contact with an advocate, please click here. This option will create an anonymous encrypted chat conversation between you and an advocate with our organization.
This one-on-one chat feature is currently available during our office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30-12 pm, & 1:00-4:30 pm). If you would like to speak to someone after those hours, please call our 24-hour crisis line at 701-857-2500.
It is also important to let you know that there is no technology anywhere that can prevent information from being read on a device that has a virus, malware, spyware, etc., installed on it. If a spyware or virus program is able to record keystrokes or take screenshots every X number of seconds there's nothing that can be done to make this device safe. If you believe your device even has the potential to have been compromised it is safer for you to use another device to communicate with us. You can call us at 701-852-2258 during office hours Monday-Friday or our 24-hour crisis line 701-857-2500.