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The Network in collaboration with Safe Harbor, River City Domestic Violence Center (as part of Yankton SA/CRT), and Children's Inn (as part of Minnehaha Family Violence Council) are proud to announce Audrey Mabrey as a guest speaker - sponsored in part by Resolutions Counseling and Mediation.  Audrey will be speaking in Aberdeen, Yankton and Sioux Falls as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities in October. See further below for additional details on the speaking events.


Audrey Mabrey is a survivor of many adversities and an advocate against domestic violence.
She travels nationally and internationally sharing her personal story, educating students/adults
about domestic violence and the power to choose. She has appeared on Dr. Phil, Anderson
Cooper, 48 Hours, I Survived, Who the Bleep did I Marry, Kiss of Death, Inside Edition, The
Doctors, and Maury Povich as an advocate, survivor, and woman of inspiration. She has been
the face and voice of 2 public service announcements for ending domestic violence in her local
community, is a recent graduate with her Associates Degree and is currently writing her first
book. Additionally, she serves as the President of the Board of Directors for a national
organization called Break the Silence against Domestic Violence.
Her awards include the Community Hero award from the National Hockey League team, Tampa
Bay Lightning, the John E. Stross Victory over Violence award, a Commendation from the
County Commissioners of Hillsborough County Florida, Remarkable Resident from the South
Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the ABC Action News Bravery award.

Dr. Phil Clip-Convincing him he was wrong
https://youtu.be/scLu6a0xbyg
 
48 Hours-Teaching Melissa about Forgiveness
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-live-to-tell-one-last-hug/
 
Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero
http://lightning.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=645375
 
St Pete Times-The Journey
Cut and paste link to view article: http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/under-burns-and-scars-a-hillsborough-woman-finds-herself/1161087
 
Aberdeen - Safe Harbor's Annual Event
October 10  
6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Yelduz Shriner’s Center  802 S. Main Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401
 
 
 
Yankton - Candlelight Vigil to honor those impacted by Domestic Violence
October 11 
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Yankton Middle School - 2000 Mulberry St., Yankton, SD 57078
 
 Visit Yankton Sexual Assault/Community Response Team on Facebook for up to date information.
 
 
 
Sioux Falls -Take Back the Night
October 12
 
 
 

 Help Spread the Word!

 
Free Civil Legal Services for Sexual Assault Survivors
 
An attorney at The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is now accepting referrals for sexual assault survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of the sexual assault. These services are FREE and are available STATEWIDE to any survivor of sexual assault.  
 
To apply, please contact Jennifer Hynek at jennifer@thecompasscenter.org or call 605-339-0116.
 
Scroll below for more information on the Domestic Violence and Stalking Attorney and Immigration Attorney available through The Network. 
 

 
 
 
Links to the archived webinars from Bridging South Dakota's webinar series: 
Improving Practices: Serving Individuals with Disabilities and Deaf Individuals
Recorded 9/20/17
Recording with English Captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/pwy0aeewhp1q/
 
Auxiliary Aids and Services: What's That? Why Should We Care?
Recorded 8/17/2017
Recording includes American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/paw0drx4ahfo/
 
Recording with English captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://youtu.be/mNQmbl5YzKY
 
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault
Recorded 6/14/17 
Recording with English captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/pujtrtk0o11t/
 
 
 
 
 

 Do you want to do National Service 

on a Local Level?
 
The Network (Sioux Falls) and five of its member agencies-- Artemis House (Spearfish), Mitchell Area Safehouse (Mitchell), River City Domestic Violence Program (Yankton), First Circuit Court Appointed Special Advocates (Mitchell), and the Missouri Valley Crisis Center (Chamberlain)--are seeking VISTA candidates to assist in The Network’s mission: Working together to promote victims’ rights for a safer South Dakota. VISTAs will engage in substantive projects, including grant writing, developing fundraising plans, increasing volunteer programs, and developing social media platforms for The Network VISTA project.

Participation in the VISTA program allows candidates career exploration, leadership and management skills, and an excellent community service record. Participants earn money for higher education expenses or to pay off student loans, or can receive a cash stipend. VISTA members also receive one year of Federal Non-Competitive hiring eligibility, which is advantageous in the federal hiring process.

AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as catalysts for change, actively bettering communities. VISTA members join a community of over 220,000 past participants who have gone on to careers in all industries.

Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply. Interested candidates should apply online at https://my.americorps.gov, searching for any of the organizations listed above in South Dakota. For more information or with questions, contact Rebekkah Kruse of The Network via email at Rebekkah@sdnafvsa.com or by phone at 605-731-0041. 

                                                            
 
 
 
 
Free Civil Legal Services for Sexual Assault Survivors
 
An attorney at The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is now accepting referrals for sexual assault survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of the sexual assault. These services are FREE and are available STATEWIDE to any survivor of sexual assault.  
 
To apply, please contact Jennifer Hynek at jennifer@thecompasscenter.org or call 605-339-0116.
 
 
 
Free Civil Legal Immigration Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and/or Stalking Survivors 
 

The Network is excited to announce that Taneeza Islam is now able to take civil legal immigration cases that are related to domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking.  This service is free for clients, and she is available to take cases from across the state.  This is made available through our Legal Assistance for Victims grant project.

If you have a client who has immigration legal needs due to domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, please contact Taneeza.  Her email address is taneeza@tislamlawoffice.com. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Taneeza or Kathy Rutten at kathy@sdnafvsa.com.  

 

  
LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAININGS
 
Winner
September 12th  
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
Pierre - Academy Training
September 18th and 19th
8:00 am - 5:00 pm both days
  
Pierre - Reciprocity Training
September 27th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
 
Turner County 
October 23rd
1:00 pm -  5:00 pm  
 
Pierre - Reciprocity Training 
January 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
 

OTHER EVENTS
 
 More information coming soon!
 
 
 

 
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