Member Services

The Network is involved with many projects in the state. The Network believes that it is important to build coordinated relationships statewide to further assist victims of violence and their families.

Training and Technical Assistance: The SDNAFVSA provides training and technical assistance to its member programs through quarterly meetings, training and annual conferences addressing the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

Civil Legal Services for Victims:

Free Civil Legal Services for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivors in EASTERN South Dakota
An attorney at The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is now accepting referrals for survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. These services are FREE and are available to any survivor east of the Missouri River
To apply, please contact Jennifer Hynek at jennifer@thecompasscenter.org or call 605-339-0116.
Free Civil Legal Services for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivors in WESTERN South Dakota 
An attorney at Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) in Rapid City is now accepting referrals for survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. These services are FREE and are available to any survivor west of the Missouri River
To apply, please contact Kari Nordstrom at karin@wavi.org or call 605-341-3292.
 
Free Civil Legal Immigration Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and/or Stalking Survivors Available Statewide
 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.

Law Enforcement Training: Through a grant from the South Dakota Department of Social Services, The Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault offers FREE TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTORS on responding to domestic violence and sexual assault cases. These trainings meet the state law requirements.

The training team consists of a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor and a victim advocate. The team provides a 6 hour training on sexual assault and domestic violence issues. The team goes to the local communities and jurisdictions.

If you are interested in having a law enforcement training on domestic violence and/or sexual assault in your community, please Contact Us. For more information on training classes this year, please visit the Links and Resources page on this site.

Rural Outreach Services: Rural outreach services are offered in many counties in South Dakota where there have not been services for battered women, their children and victims of violence. For more information, please contact The Network office.

Legislative updates: The Network provides weekly updates during the South Dakota Legislative session for the membership. Federal legislative updates are provided for the membership periodically.

Emergency Services Funding: The Network has limited funding to assist victims working with member agencies with emergency services needs such as bus tickets or gas cards to relocate to a safer location, hotel/motel rooms if there is a not a shelter in their area or they are not able to stay in the shelter, replacement of items that are broken during an assault, and other needs that are related to the abuse. To access funding, victims need to contact their nearest member agency for assistance and have no other resources to meet the emergency services need.

Artemis House--Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
Spearfish
Contact: Mary Koens
605-642-7825

Beacon Center
Watertown
Contact: Dawn Sikkink
605-886-4304

Beadle County State's Attorney's Office
Huron
Contact: Mike Moore
605-353-8430

Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter
Brookings
Contact: Margo Dempsey
605-692-7233

Brookings Police Department
Brookings
Contact: Dave Erickson
605-692-2113

Brown County State's Attorney Office
Aberdeen
Contact: Brittany O'Day
605-626-7130

Call to Freedom
Sioux Falls
Contact: Becky Rasmussen
605-221-4857

Caminando Juntos
Sioux Falls
Contact: Sister Janet Horstman
605-274-3735

Catholic Family Services
Sioux Falls
Contact: Christy VanderWoude
605-988-3775

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Sioux Falls
Contact: Carrie Sanderson
605-357-1392

Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center
Pierre
Contact: Angela Lisburg
605-224-3229

Child's Voice
Sioux Falls
Contact: Dr. Nancy Free
605-333-2226

Children's Home Child Advocacy Center
Rapid City
Contact: Tanya Fritz
605-716-1628

Children's Inn
Sioux Falls
Contact: Amy Carter
605-338-0116

Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
Rapid City
Contact: Katie Peterson
605-394-6864

Communities Against Violence and Abuse (CAVA)
Lemmon
Contact: Gladys
605-374-5823

Domestic Violence Network
Madison
Contact: Christy VanDeWetering
605-427-7233

Domestic Violence Safe Option Services (DVSOS)
Vermillion
Contact: Sandi Sullivan
605-624-5311

Ellsworth Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office
Ellsworth AFB
Contact: Bernie McFarling
605-385-5233

 

Fall River County State's Attorney's Office
Hot Springs
Contact: James G. Sword
605-745-3866

Family Crisis Center
Redfield
Contact: Romelle Fortin
605-460-2059

Family Visitation Center
Sioux Falls
Contact: Luke Comeau
605-275-2071

First Circuit CASA Program
Mitchell
Contact: Jackie Horton
605-996-1212

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Domestic Violence Program
Flandreau
Contact: Tribal Council
605-997-3891

Freedom's Journey, Inc
Rapid City
Contact: Tess Fanzen
605-484-1365

Goodwill of the Great Plains
Rapid City
Contact: Jill Hinton

Helpline Center
Sioux Falls
Contact: Janet Kittams
605-334-6646

Jan Manolis Family Safe Center
Huron
Contact: Jan Manolis
605-554-0398

Lutheran Social Services of SD
Sioux Falls
Contact: Duane Kavanaugh
605-444-7627

Meade County State's Attorney's Office
Sturgis
Contact: Morgan Pickett
605-347-4491

Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center
Pierre
Contact: Kami Marts
605-224-0256

Missouri Valley Crisis Center
Chamberlain
Contact: Tami Davis
605-730-5155

Mitchell Area Safehouse
Mitchell
Contact: Marilyn
605-996-6622

Northern State University, Dept of Sociology--Criminal Justice and Human Services
Aberdeen
Contact: Courtney Waid-Lindberg
605-626-2601

Pennington County Sheriff's Office
Rapid City
Contact: Kevin Thom
605-394-6113

Pennington County State's Attorney's Office
Rapid City
Contact: Mike McCormick
605-394-2191

Rapid City Regional Hospital Sexual Assault Response Team
Rapid City
605-755-8222

Resolutions Counseling & Mediation
Sioux Falls
Contact: Shanna Moke
605-679-3186

 

River City Domestic Violence Center
Yankton
Contact: Desiree Johnson
605-665-4811

Sacred Heart Center Family Violence Services Program
Eagle Butte
Contact: Jerri LaPlante
605-964-7233

Safe Harbor
Aberdeen
Contact: Gina Karst
605-226-1212

Sioux Falls CASA
Sioux Falls
Contact: Stacey Tieszen
605-339-9492

South Dakota Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
Pierre
Contact: Shelly Pfaff
605-945-2207

South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
Pierre
Contact: Brian Zeeb
605-773-3331

The Compass Center
Sioux Falls
Contact: Michelle Markgraf
605-339-0116

The Wholeness Center
Flandreau
Contact: Roxanne
605-997-3535

un-Defined
Sioux Falls
Contact: Krissa Timmer
605-321-0077

Volunteers of America - Dakotas
Sioux Falls
Contact: Melissa Jungemann
605-366-7803

Where All Women Are Honored--Winyan Wicayuonihan Oyanke
Rapid City
Contact: Norma Rendon

White Buffalo Calf Women's Society
Mission
Contact: Lindsey Compton
605-856-2317

Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc.
Fort Thompson
Contact: Lisa Heth
605-245-2471

Wild Horse Butte CDC--Sacred Shawl
Martin
Contact: Kimmie Clausen
605-685-1168

Winner Resource Center for Families
Winner
Contact: Shana Flakus
605-842-2736

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)
Rapid City
Contact: Linda Shroll
605-341-3292

Yankton Police Department
Yankton
Contact: Todd Brandt
605-668-5210

Youth and Family Services, Stronger Family Program
Rapid City
Contact: Curt Lauinger
605-791-5025