Between 2 and 4 million women are annually victimized by domestic violence. Most children in homes in which domestic violence occurs witness that abuse and suffer secondary psychological effects, including aggressive behavior and depression. Male children who witness abuse are more likely to become abusers themselves as adults, creating a vicious, intergenerational cycle of violent behavior. (ABA Domestic Violence Commission)


If you need help or someone you know is experiencing or in some way involved in domestic violence please recognize that there are measures to take in order to prevent further harm. If you are a victim of violence we strongly urge you to devise a safety plan for a time of extreme emergency, and the following list of Domestic Shelters will be a great start for obtaining help and vital information.

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South Dakota Domestic Violence Shelters:


  • South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 3220 S. Hwy 281 Aberdeen SD 57401 (605)225-5122

  • Resource Center For Women P.O. Box 41 Aberdeen SD 57402 Business #: 605-226-1212 Hotline/Crisis: 605-226-1212

  • The Women's Circle Old Agency Box 689 Agency Village SD 57262 Business #: 605-698-4129 Hotline/Crisis: 605-698-4129

  • Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter P.O. Box 36 Brookings SD 57006 Business #: 605-692-7233 Hotline/Crisis: 605-692-SAFE

  • W.E.A.V.E. P.O. Box 729 Custer SD 57730 Business #: 605-673-4357

  • .Sacred Heart Women's Shelter P.O. Box 2000 Eagle Butte SD 57625 Business #: 605-964-6062 Hotline/Crisis: 605-964-7233

  • The Wholeness Center 218 East 2nd Flandreau SD 57028 Hotline/Crisis: 605-997-3535

  • Project "SAFE" P.O. Box 49 Fort Thompson SD 57339 Business #: 605-245-2471 Hotline/Crisis: 605-245-2471

  • Gregory Shelter P.O. Box 408 Gregory SD 57533 Toll Free #: (800)658-3486

  • Fall River Crisis Intervention Team, Inc. P.O. Box 995 Hot Springs SD 57747 Business #: 605-745-5859 Hotline/Crisis: 605-745-6070 Toll Free #: (800)745-6070

  • Huron YWCA Family Violence Program 17 5th Ave. S.W. Huron SD 57350 Business #: 605-352-2793 Hotline/Crisis: 605-352-9433

  • Native American Women's Health Education Resource P.O. Box 572 Lake Andes SD 57356 Business #: 605-487-7072 Hotline/Crisis: 605-487-7130

  • Communities Against Violence & Abuse (CAVA) P.O. Box 245 Lemmon SD 57638 Business #: 605-374-5823 Hotline/Crisis: 605-244-SAFE

  • Madison Area Help Line RR 4 Box 13 115 North Chicago Madison SD 57042 Hotline/Crisis: 605-256-3336

  • PAVES P.O. Box 903 Martin SD 57551 Business #: 605-685-6206

  • White Buffalo Calf Women's Society, Inc. Box 227 Mission SD 57555 Business #: 605-856-2317 Hotline/Crisis: 605-856-2317

  • Mitchell Area Safehouse 219 West 3rd Mitchell SD 57301 Business #: 605-996-5694 Hotline/Crisis: 605-996-4440

  • Bridges Against Domestic Violence 211 13th Street East Mobridge SD 57601 Business #: 605-845-2110

  • Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center 104 E. Capitol Pierre SD 57501 Business #: 605-224-0256 Hotline/Crisis: 605-224-7187 Toll Free #: (800)696-7187

  • Project Medicine Wheel P.O. Box 260 Porcipine SD 57772 Business #: 605-867-1035

  • Women Against Violence P.O. Box 3042 Rapid City SD 57709 Business #: 605-341-3292 Hotline/Crisis: 605-341-4808

  • Family Crisis Center, Inc. P.O. Box 347 Redfield SD 57469 Hotline/Crisis: 605-472-3097

  • Children's Inn 409 North Western Avenue Sioux Falls SD 57104 Business #: 605-338-0116 Hotline/Crisis: 605-338-4880

  • Crisis & Transition Shelter/YWCA 300 West 11th Sioux Falls SD 57102 Business #: 605-336-3660 Hotline/Crisis: 605-336-3660

  • Vicims of Violence Intervention Program Box 486 Spearfish SD 57783 Business #: 605-642-9841 Hotline/Crisis: 605-642-7825 Toll Free #: (800)999-2348

  • Owl Feather War Bonnet Women's Center P.O. Box 319 St. Francis SD 57572 Business #: 605-747-2464

  • Crisis Intervention Shelter Service P.O. Box 842 Sturgis SD 57785 Business #: 605-347-0050 Hotline/Crisis: 605-347-0050 Toll Free #: (800)755-8432

  • Vermillion Coalition P.O. Box 144 Vermillion SD 57069 Business #: 605-624-5311

  • Women's Resource Center Box 781 Watertown SD 57201 Business #: 605-886-4300 Hotline/Crisis: 605-886-4300

  • Women's Shelter 510 Broadway Yankton SD 57078 Business #: 605-665-4811 Hotline/Crisis: 605-665-1448



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