AUXIER – Mountain Comprehensive Care has announced a new program available for victims of sexual assault. The Healing Place, located at 392 John CC Mayo Street in Auxier, is now open and available to the public. The Healing Place offers a variety of services to assist victims and families to cope with the crisis and trauma of a sexual assault.
The newly-opened Healing Place offers shelter for female victims of sexual assault. Victims can stay at the shelter until they feel safe enough to return home. The spacious shelter is equipped with beds, washer and dryer, oven, stove and everything needed for a comfortable stay.
Victims will receive therapy/counseling throughout their stay at the shelter. However, a person does not have to stay at the shelter to receive therapy services.
The Healing Place accepts walk-ins. Victims may also call to make an appointment to schedule therapy services. The Healing Place offers therapy for both victims and their family members.
Advocates are available to assist victims served by the shelter and provide information and referrals for legal, medical, law enforcement and other community services. The advocates can accompany victims to court, help file necessary paperwork and be a useful support system for victims as they work toward recovery from their trauma.
All services offered at the Healing Place are free. For more information on how to receive services, call Courtney Caudill at 606-886-4301. For 24-hour assistance, call 1-800-422-1060.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.