Individuals in plural relationships are not immune to domestic or intimate partner violence. Due to the unique factors that are often present for those in plural relationships, there are several services across Utah and in bordering towns that are designed to meet their needs in a culturally sensitive manner.
Utah Domestic Violence Hotline
In addition to connecting individuals with basic services, Utah Domestic Violence Hotline can also connect those in plural relationships with an advocate who is familiar with the plural culture.
Victim advocacy including but not limited to support in finding housing, basic needs, employment, access to education, counseling, peer mentors and other social services.
Holding Out Help
Assist individuals who are transitioning from a polygamist community into an independent and self-sufficient life. Assistance includes access to housing, food, clothing, counseling, mentoring, job training, education, and referral services.
Mohave County Attorney Victim/Witness Program – Colorado City
Victims’ rights assistance and supports – additional resources in Mohave County are available online
The Diversity Foundation
Assist young men (aka “Lost Boys”) and women who are former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), a polygamist community in southern Utah and northern Arizona. Provide financial assistance for college tuition and required textbooks, resumé writing and coaching for job interviews and securing employment. Resources for individual and family therapy as well as drug and alcohol counseling are available. Medicaid and Medicare paperwork assistance and referrals to low-income dental and healthcare are also provided.
Child Protective Services Hotline – Utah
Utah Division of Child and Family Services has programs designed to enhance parents’ or legal guardians’ capacity to safely care for their children in their home and safely reduce the need for foster care.
Child Protective Services Hotline – Arizona
Children’s Justice Center of Washington County
A place where children who have been abused can safely share their experience with professionals and be referred to supportive services such as mental health therapy, medical care and victim resources.
Utah Legal Services
Free legal help in non-criminal cases for low-income Utahns.
Community Legal Services – Arizona
High-quality legal advice, advocacy and assistance for low income Arizonans.