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Please RSVP your attendance by contacting Rebekkah Kruse by Friday, July 14, 2017at rebekkah@sdnafvsa.com or 605-731-0041, along with your hotel needs and any dietary restrictions.

 If you are interested in a free massage or morning walk email Rebekkah to be added to the sign-up sheet.

*Limited lodging is available the night of August 1st (one room per agency, unless your agency has a rural advocate through The Network which would allow for two rooms). The Network will reimburse mileage for 1 vehicle per agency member, 1 hotel room, and per diem for two people.

Any individual attending the meeting who will require auxiliary aids and services for a disability in order to participate in the meeting (e.g., sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) must submit a request to Rebekkah no later than 7/17/17.

 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.  


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Sioux Falls SD 57103 




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