June 6, 2022

StrongHearts Native Helpline sees 80% increase in use in 2021

Author: Katie Thoresen

The StrongHearts Native Helpline started in 2017 with 468 Native Americans reaching out.
In 2021, more than 8,030 people got in contact with the national organization.
Director Lori Jump says that growth shows not only the need for the hotline, but more resources dedicated just for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.
Jump is a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and has worked with victims for more than two decades.
“Due to our historical trauma and what we’ve experienced...