SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

South Dakota

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Black Hills Center for Equality
P.O. Box 9504
Rapid City, SD 57709-9504
Office: (605) 348-3244
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 11am-2pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.bhcfe.org
Email: bhcfe@bhcfe.org

Black Hills Center for Equality provides resources, education, and networking to enhance the lives of diverse groups of people, with special outreach services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community (GLBTQ), and their friends and families. The Black Hills Center for Equality advocates for equal access by providing a safe and inclusive environment for all.

Service area: Rapid City and Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, and Shannon Counties
Work with: GLBTQ community, their friends, and families
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information; referrals; pen pal services; and support via phone, mail, or email.
Services for survivors after release include: Confidential HIV testing and counseling during office hours and by appointment; referrals to LGBT friendly healthcare, counseling, and local businesses; Living Positive in the Hills, a support group for people living with a life-threatening illness; Two Spirits Society; and RALLY (Respect ALL Youth), a gay straight alliance for youth ages 15-25 that provides support to young people who are in the process of coming out and their allies.
Services for loved ones include: Social service referrals; food pantry; and counseling referrals.
Fees: Free

Cangleska, Inc.
P.O. Box 638
Kyle, SD 57752
Office/Hotline: (605) 445-2244
Office/Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.cangleska.org
Email: Christine@cangleska.org

Cangleska, Inc. provides comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy and related services to citizens of the Ogala Sioux Tribe, living on and adjacent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, located in Southwestern South Dakota.

Service area: Pine Ridge Reservation in Southwestern South Dakota
Work with: Ogala Lakota survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams in Rapid City, by request; in-person counseling at either of the two adult detention facilities or the juvenile detention facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation, by arrangement; court accompaniment for sexual assault/domestic violence cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; emergency shelter for adult women survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children; a support group for adult women survivors and a group for youth who are survivors of domestic or sexual violence or are the children of survivors; and referrals for long-term therapy.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; individual counseling; a support group for survivors’ children and loved ones; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

The Compass Center
1800 West 12th Street, Suite 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Office/Hotline: (605) 339-0116
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8am-5pm and Thursday, 8am-7pm MST
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Website: www.thecompasscenter.org
Email: admin@thecompasscenter.org

The Compass Center (formerly Rape and Domestic Abuse Center) is a non-profit organization that offers many programs to help individuals with rape and domestic abuse issues. Programs include women’s empowerment, rape crisis, family violence, teen violence, and court watchers.

Service area: Sioux Falls
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, incest, and stalking and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above and individual, group, and family counseling.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free.
Additional Information: The Compass Center also offers services for individuals who have used violence against a partner or family member. The Family Violence Project is a 25-week program based on the Duluth Model of treatment. The program is designed to assist participants to identify their abusive thoughts, beliefs and actions and to learn respectful, non-violent alternatives. Services include: assessments and orientation sessions; weekly groups that are therapeutic and educational; and help in exploration of nonviolence and relationship equality through educational topics. The Teen Violence Project is a 16-week program to address use of violence, power, and control for teens who have abused others. The goal of the program is to assist teenagers in developing skills for healthy relationships. Services include: assessments and educational sessions and weekly groups that are therapeutic and educational.

Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 1565
Sioux City, IA 51102
Office: (712) 277-0131
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm CST
Hotline: (712) 258-7233
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 982-7233
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.csadv.org
Email: Margaret@csadv.org

The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence is a private, non profit organization that is dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence become empowered in their quest for dignity and self-respect.

Service area: Union County in South Dakota
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment and medical advocacy during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; in-person follow-up counseling, where available; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual and group counseling for teen and adult survivors of sexual assault; and emergency shelter.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; support groups; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: All services are available in English and Spanish. Se ofrece todos los servicios en español e ingles.

Sacred Heart Center Women’s Shelter
P.O. Box 2000
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Office/Hotline: (605) 964-7233
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 390-9298
Office/Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.shconline.org
Email: mlesmeister@shconline.org

For more than two decades, the Sacred Heart Center has been helping to serve the needs of the people of the Cheyenne River Reservation region, an area the size of the state of Connecticut. The Sacred Heart Center's Women's Shelter has provided a safe haven for women and children fleeing from domestic violence since the Center first opened its doors in 1982. The program now provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Service area: Primarily the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, but Sacred Heart Center is willing to work with anyone who contacts them for services
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment in CRST Tribal Courts; in-person advocacy and counseling in tribal jails, by arrangement; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual counseling; emergency shelter for women and children; emergency motel placements for adult male survivors, depending on resources; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; emergency shelter; counseling; information; and referrals
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Translation services are available for Lakota speakers.

South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 141
Pierre, SD 57501
Office: (605) 945-0869
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Toll-free Referral Hotline: (800) 572-9196
Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Website: www.southdakotacoalition.org
Email: chris@sdcadvsa.org

The South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SDCADVSA) is a statewide coalition of domestic violence and rape crisis programs that works to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in South Dakota through: coalition building at the state, local, regional, tribal, and national levels; support for community-based nonviolent alternatives, such as safe home and shelter programs for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; leadership in SDCADVSA’s caucuses and task forces developed to represent the concerns of organizationally underrepresented groups; and efforts to eradicate societal conditions that contribute to violence against women and children.

Service area: South Dakota
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones, sexual assault programs, and allied professional groups
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center via the hotline and by mail and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the SDCADVSA website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: SDCADVSA does not provide direct services for survivors of sexual abuse behind bars, but can provide referrals to one of its 25 member programs.

White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 227
Mission, SD 57555
Office/Hotline: (605) 856-2317
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.wbcws.org
Email: info@wbcws.org

White Buffalo Calf Woman Society was the first shelter for women of the color in the United States and has been providing safe homes and support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1980.

Service area: Rosebud Reservation
Work with: Survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals. In-person counseling in the local jail may also be available, by arrangement.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; individual crisis counseling; support groups for sexual assault survivors and incest survivors; long-term therapy; a women’s camp, which is a traditional weekend-long retreat for sexual assault survivors; and referrals for therapy and other needed services.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals. Loved ones are always welcome to attend support groups, as well.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Services are also available in the Lakota language.

Working Against Violence, Inc.
527 Quincy St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Office: (605) 341-3292
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Hotline: (605) 341-2046
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 716-9284
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.wavi.org
Email: wavi@wavi.org

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) works to create a community free of domestic abuse and sexual assault through advocacy, education, and support services.

Service area: Western South Dakota and parts of Nebraska and Wyoming
Work with: Survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; case management; individual advocacy; referrals for counseling; and support groups, depending on availability.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention during hospital accompaniments and via the hotline; information; and referrals for ongoing services.
Fees: Free

LEGAL RESOURCES

ACLU of South Dakota
401 E. 8th Street, Suite 226
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Office: (605) 332-2508
Website: www.aclusd.org
Intake Form: www.aclusd.org/legal/IntakeForm.pdf
Email: southdakota@aclu.org

The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota continues the work of the ACLU of the Dakotas, which was formed in 1971 as a Chapter of the National ACLU. The chapter split into two entities, representing the two discrete states, in 2008.

The ACLU of South Dakota seeks to defend and advance the constitutionally protected rights of all people living in the state. The ACLU of South Dakota especially works with those groups who have not had their full constitutional protections granted to them, such as racial minorities, LGBT people, and other groups who have not yet realized their full rights under the Bill of Rights.

The ACLU of South Dakota accepts individual complaints regarding violations of civil rights and liberties. In order to file a complaint, download the form at the link above, fill it out, and mail it in to the office at the address above. You can also write directly to the ACLU to request a copy of the intake form. Please be advised that it might take up to six weeks before you hear whether or not the ACLU of South Dakota can accept your case.

The ACLU of South Dakota cannot follow through on many individual complaints because of funding limitations. Approximately 99% of complaints are not granted ACLU help and assistance.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.