Open Door Crisis Assistance

Open Door Crisis Assistance

SAL Community Services’ Open Door Crisis Assistance Program offers a “hand up” to individuals and families from Scott County (Iowa) who have been victim to or witness of crime. By helping to remove barriers and help stabilize those served, Open Door coordinators provide support for victims and witnesses of crime in a holistic, strength-based, trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically-appropriate one-stop environment.

Are you or do you know someone who has been a victim of / witness to crime, reported or unreported, including, but not limited to any of the following?  

  • Domestic Violence
  • Physical / Sexual Assault
  • Human Trafficking
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Identity Theft
  • Stalking
  • Harassment

Open Door Coordinators will navigate community resources for you and can help you find the right support to move forward.

Address Immediate Needs
SAL’s Open Door Coordinators work one on one with victims of or witnesses to crime, identifying immediate needs and finding help. Areas of support may include housing, food, clothing, health services, medication, counseling, child care, transportation, job search, and other community resources.

Referral to Mental Health Therapist
SAL’s Open Door Coordinators can provide the victim with a referral to a contracted mental health therapist for additional support.

Referral to a Navigator with Opportunity Community Model
Victims are provided additional support through the Opportunity Community Model, where a trained Navigator (mentor) comes alongside the Neighbor (victim) to help identify barriers to moving out of poverty. The Navigator helps identify and secure services or resources to change the circumstances for and with the Neighbor.

Meeting with a Coordinator

When you meet with one of the Open Door Coordinators, you will need to bring:

  • Two forms of identification, such as a driver's license and social security card
  • A document that shows a utility shutoff, eviction notice, or other situation that would be considered a crisis

What to Expect

Your Coordinator will work with you through an interview process to determine what supports and resources will work best. The Coordinator will assess whether any long-term or secondary needs exist and provide connections to appropriate partner organizations in the area to help prevent future crisis issues.

Contact Us today to see how Open Door can help make sure you have what you need to move forward and be successful.