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.

2023 Annual Report

Click on this link for resources and tips that have been created by grant projects facilitated by The Network:  Resources and Tips

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.

To request a training, please click here

Free Civil Legal Services for Victims: (please note that the services are free, but clients may be responsible for court costs or other applicable fees)

Two attorneys are 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 dependent upon availability of existing resources. Please contact your local domestic violence shelter/agency for more information or call The Network at 605-731-0041.

An attorney at Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) in Rapid City is 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 dependent upon availability of existing resources. To apply, please contact WAVI at 605-341-3292.
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 Law Enforcement Trainings 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.

Interested in becoming a member? The Network has four options:

Agency Members ($200/year) – any organization in South Dakota whose purpose includes providing services with a specific program or focus on family violence, sexual assault, and serving victims of crime through: education, information and referral, and/or shelter and/or crisis intervention.

Voting rights of agency members are limited to

  • the election of the Officers of the Board of Directors of The Network,
  • the voting on the adoption of amendments to the Articles of Incorporation,
  • the voting on the acceptance of a Restatement of Article of Incorporation,
  • the right to referendum regarding amendments to the Bylaws

Agency Membership Benefits:

  • E-mail listserv
  • Weekly legislative updates during the South Dakota Legislative Session
  • Information from the national level on topics related to the work
  • Opportunities to network with others across the state
  • Invitations to Network Quarterly meetings
  • Invitations to trainings offered by The Network
  • Funding to attend the trainings and/or meetings

Individual Members ($45/year) - any person or organization concerned with family violence and sexual assault in South Dakota is eligible for supporting membership. Individual members have no voting rights.   Individual members may participate on Network committees and may vote within the committee process.  Individual members may be reimbursed travel expenses to attend one Network meeting annually.

Survivors (No Annual Dues) - any person self- identifying as a survivor of violence may be eligible for limited membership benefits for no cost. Survivors have no board voting rights.   Survivors may participate on Network committees and may vote within the committee process.  Survivors may be reimbursed travel expenses to attend Network meetings and trainings as scholarships are available.

Students (No Annual Dues) - any person providing verification of postsecondary education may be eligible for limited membership benefits. Students have no board voting rights.   Students may participate on Network committees and may vote within the committee process.  Students may be reimbursed travel expenses to attend Network meetings and trainings as scholarships are available.

Individual, Survivors and Students Membership Benefits:

  • E-mail listserv
  • Weekly legislative updates during the South Dakota Legislative Session
  • Information from the national level on topics related to the work
  • Invitations to Network Quarterly meetings
  • Invitations to trainings offered by The Network

2024-2025 Membership Form

Agency members are listed below. 

 

Aberdeen Police Department
Aberdeen
Contact: Chief David McNeil
605-626-7000

Artemis House--Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
Spearfish
Contact: Renae Servaty
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

Bridges Against Domestic Violence
Mobridge
Contact: Mindy Looking Back
605-845-2110

Brookings County State's Attorney's Office
Brookings
Contact: Mandi Cramer
605-692-8606

Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter
Brookings
Contact: Carolyn Galvin
605-692-7233

Brown County State's Attorney Office
Aberdeen
Contact: Adelaide Mounga
605-626-7130

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

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Sioux Falls
Contact: Chrissie Young
605-357-1392

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

Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota
Pierre
Contact: Michael Linngren
605-224-8118

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

Children's Home Shelter for Family Safety
Sioux Falls
Contact: Amy Carter
605-338-0116

Children's Home Society - Child Advocacy Center
Rapid City
Contact: Tifanie Petro
605-716-1628

Clay County State's Attorney Office
Vermillion
Contact: Michael Smith, Linda Weber, or Jill Dotson
605-677-7107

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

Crisis Intervention Shelter Service
Sturgis
Contact: Ashley Adams
605-347-0050

Disability Rights South Dakota
Pierre
Contact: Cole Uecker
605-224-8294

Domestic Violence Network
Madison
Contact: Kris Bishop
605-427-7233

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

East River Legal Services
Sioux Falls
Contact: Lea Wroblewski
605-336-9230

Esthers Rising
Custer
Contact: Cheri Hartman or Suzi Kremer
605-440-0825

 

 

Fall River County/ Oglala Lakota County State's Attorney's Office
Hot Springs
Contact: Lance Russell
605-745-3866

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

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

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe: Family Violence Prevention Program
Flandreau
Contact: Jessica Morson
605-997-5055

Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board
Rapid City
Contact: Brooke Pond
605-719-5402

Ginny's Safe House
Redfield
Contact: Robin Harty
605-472-0508

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

I CARE USD
Vermillion
Contact: Rebecca Kaiser
605-658-6155

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

Lutheran Social Services of SD
Sioux Falls
Contact: Alison Pratt
605-444-7500

Maggie's House
Kyle, SD
Contact: Pauletta Red Willow
605-455-1214

Meade County State's Attorney's Office
Sturgis
Contact: Alicia Salazar
605-347-4491

Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office
Sioux Falls
Contact: Kimberly Colwill
605-367-4226

Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center
Pierre
Contact: Sarah Reinhart
605-224-0256

Missouri Valley Crisis Center
Chamberlain
Contact: April LeBeau
605-234-5155

Mitchell Area Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Response Team
Mitchell
Contact: Colleen Hoffman
605-996-6622

Monument Health Facilities
Western South Dakota
605-755-1000

Native Hope
Chamberlain
Contact: Jennifer Long
605-234-3566

Native Women's Health Care
Rapid City
Contact: Lema Richards
605-342-7400

Pennington County Sheriff's Office
Rapid City
Contact: Brian Mueller
605-394-6113

Pennington County State's Attorney's Office
Rapid City
Contact: Alexandra Sterling
605-394-2191

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

Restoring Hope
Lower Brule
Contact: Stephanie Langdeau/Carmen O'Leary

River City Domestic Violence Center
Yankton
Contact: Cassie Nagel
605-665-4811

 

 

 

 

 

Sacred Heart Center Family Violence Services Program
Eagle Butte
Contact: Kirk Beyer
605-964-6062

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

Safe Place of Eastern South Dakota
Mitchell
Contact: Coleen Hoffman
605-996-6622

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

Southeast CASA Program
Yankton
Contact: Stacy Starzl Hansen
605-760-4825

Southeastern Behavioral Healthcare
Sioux Falls
Contact: Kris Graham
605-336-0510

SD Deaf Resource and Outreach Programs (SD DROP)
Rapid City
Contact: Katie Peterson
605-394-6864

South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
Pierre
605-773-3331

South Dakota Highway Patrol Crash Assistance Program
Pierre
605-773-3105

Teddy Bear Den
Sioux Falls
605-335-2730

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

The Wholeness Center
Flandreau
Contact: Destiny Jorenby
605-997-3535

Treasured Lives
Rapid City
Contact: Kelly Patterson
605-381-4867

Union County State's Attorney Office
Elk Point
Contact: Jerry Miller
605-356-2666

Wac'ang'a Inc.
Agency Village
Contact: Crystal Owen

Watertown Police Department
Watertown
Contact: Tim Toomey
605-882-5255

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

White Buffalo Calf Women's Society
Mission
Contact: LeToy Lunderman
605-856-2317

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

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: Jason Foote
605-668-5210

Youth and Family Services, Stronger Family Program
Rapid City
Contact: Mary Ann Slanina or Kia Overturf
605-791-5025

Zimbelman Evaluations
Sioux Falls
Contact: Judy Zimbelman
605-940-1150