Updated October 13, 2020
Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)–Rapid City
Oct 11-17 Walk a Mile In Her Shoes
There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. ”The Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® WAVI Virtual Edition event is a pledge based, fundraising and public awareness campaign. The event features men (women & children too!) who raise pledges, join together and literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. In response to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, WAVI has chosen to adapt to the situation and will continue with a VIRTUAL event. This means you will be able to complete your mile anywhere! Choose any day between October 11-17, get your walk in, and then challenge 5 friends to take a walk too! For more information visit https://www.wavi.org/about-wavi/events/
Oct 14 Annual Candlelight Vigil
Oct 20 First Responders Appreciation Day
Every October WAVI staff thank first responders by baking treats and delivering them throughout the area. WAVI staff will also be setup at the Public Safety building (second floor) from 9am-2pm. Stop by and grab some treats to go!
Every Friday in October
We encourage everyone to wear purple to show your support for victims and survivors and help spread awareness. Share your photos with us on social media or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Crisis Center–Redfield
October 22, 2020
During the walk, a banner will be carried from the Library to the Family Crisis Center stating the following:
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Take Time to
Remember the Victims
Who Lost Their Lives
Honor the Survivors
Help Those Experiencing Abuse to Speak Up
Everyone Has the Right NOT To Be Abused
Participants will be carrying battery operated lighted candles. At the end, hot apple cider will be served.
At USD we will be focusing on healthy relationships. Be on the lookout for signage around campus. Tentative additional events are listed below.
- Love Simon showing in the MUC Ballroom on Friday Evening, October 23rd, a collaboration with SPECTRUM and WMST for LGBTQ+ History Month as well as Healthy Relationship Month. THANK YOU to Dr. Lampert for inviting I CARE to take part in this awesome event!
- Because I Love You presentation and discussion in the MUC Ballroom at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 27th.
- Using the “Because I Love You” videos from One Love’s #ThatsNotLove campaign, students will understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and the role that technology and scapegoats, like alcohol, can play in these relationships.
RESOURCES FOR SHELTERS
RESOURCES FOR TRIBAL PROGRAMS
RESOURCES FOR SANES (SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS)
RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS AND FAMILY OR FRIENDS OF SURVIVORS
RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN
RESOURCES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
RESOURCES REGARDING USING TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNICATING WITH SURVIVORS
RESOURCES FOR VISITATION CENTERS
RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS/AGENCIES
SD Department of Health Resources for All Businesses and Employers:
- Workplace and Employer Resources & Recommendations
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What does it mean for employers? A summary of how some of the key provisions like Emergency Family and Medical Leave (FLMA) Expansion Act and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act impact employers.
- Employee Screening Questions and Guidelines: questions to ask employees reporting to work and guidance to help reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Social Distancing at Work Poster
- Resources from other State Agencies
Recommended resources from NNEDV to help understand employers understand the Family First Coronavirus Response Act:
- This resource is helpful in summarizing the Family First Act:
- A notice should be posted or sent out by email with notices about FMLA changes and employee rights. The below link was one that was recommended: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
Union Gospel Mission–Sioux Falls
October 17th from 6 to 9pm we will gather at the Union Gospel Mission, 701 E 8th Street, to learn the correlation between domestic violence and homelessness. This event will be a casual open house style event. You may come and go any time between 6-9.
This event is aimed to educate the community on domestic violence and how it directly relates to and most times is the cause of homelessness for domestic abuse victims seeking safety.
Join us to raise awareness and funds to support women seeking a safe haven, support and rehabilitation at the Union Gospel Mission.
Domestic Violence advocate for the Union Gospel Mission, Sara Jo, will be presenting stories from women who have chosen to write about their experiences. “Walk a mile in their shoes.”
MODstash vintage will be hosting a pop up from 6-9 as well, donating 20% of sales to the UGM.
Artists Amanda Boerger, Maryn Terry, Morgan Bentley and Ozzy Ricardez are presenting custom Vans that will be up for silent auction at the event. Each artist will also have a display with their own art available for purchase.
Allie Sydow will be on site selling her ever popular cakes and bars.
Harmonic Tapestry will be on site selling handmade jewelry by Sara Jo.
Sara Jo will also be addressing attendees with a short speech at 7pm.