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Did you miss Friday's Purple Purse Event? Don't worry you can still donate by going to https://www.crowdrise.com/south-dakota-network-against-family-violence-and-sexual-assault-purplepurse2017. Hurry though, you only have until 10/31/17 to donate and enter for your chance to win the Purple Purse designed to Serena Williams!
 
  
 
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 Saturday, October 21 - Safari Bar & Grill in Renner will be donating 10% of all food purchases. No Voucher Necessary.
Monday, October 23 - Granite City in Sioux Falls will be donating 10% of all purchases, including To Go Orders! Make sure to bring and share the voucher below!
 
Print out this voucher for Granite City on 10/23/17.
 
 
 
 

 

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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
Turner County 
October 23rd
1:00 pm -  5:00 pm  
 
Pierre - Academy 
January 2 & 3, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Both days 
 
Pierre - Reciprocity Training 
January 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
 

OTHER EVENTS
 
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