The Best Resources for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Family Violence, & Sexual Assault
Thank you to the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault for providing the following information to help us connect resources with victims and survivors of domestic abuse, family violence, and sexual assault.
The Helpline Center (211) is the first and best resource to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence because it's the hub for finding credible resources. Use the Helpline Center (211) to help you find what you are looking for with it's user-friendly search tools.
Explore the 211 Helpline below:
Sioux Falls Basic Needs Resource Guide:
The Helpline Center created a resource guide specific to Sioux Falls, SD. This resource guide lists community programs, which are part of the 211 resource database, that provide direct basic needs and services such as clothing and household items, employment services, family and parenting, financial support, food, health care, housing, mental health, shelter, and transportation.
View Basic Needs Resource Guide:
Housing & Long-Term Stay Options
Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership helps individuals find housing programs in their area and other services. View all their housing programs here. Call 1-800-664-1349 to get started on your housing journey today. Individuals will be interviewed and referred to appropriate housing and services.
Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership has a physical location right here in Sioux Falls, SD next to the Children's Inn shelter at:
505 N. Western Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Explore other locations:
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**Information is subject to change. Last updated 04/18/2022.
Free Counseling for Survivors of Abuse
The Children's Inn provides free and confidential services for women, children, and men who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or neglect. From Emergency Shelter to Outreach and Advocacy, their services focus on helping individuals who have experienced violence to heal. They are here to help others to live free from abuse and provide guidance every step of the way.
Explore all of Children's Inn services here.
For more information call 605-338-4880 and ask to speak with a counselor.
Find a support group here:
Families Forward Program:
Ver Beek Law continually shares information about the next Families Forward program throughout the year on Facebook. Follow us for more information. The Families Forward Program is offered free of charge through a partnership between the Children's Inn and the Compass Center.
If you are a survivor of domestic violence, this program may be for you. Take some time to help you and your children heal at the next mother & children support group. One group is for mothers who have experienced domestic violence. The second group is for children ages 4-12 of moms attending the mothers group.
For more information or to register, contact:
Alicen Hauck, Mental Health Crisis Therapist
Alicen.Hauck@chssd.org | 605.330.7385
Help is out there. You're not alone.
About The Helpline Center (211)
The mission of the Helpline Center is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day. The core service areas Helpline Center is the 211 Helpline, Volunteer Connections, & Suicide and Crisis Support. The Helpline Center is the only entity in the state accredited by the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems and the only entity in the state that provides a certified crisis line through the American Association of Suicidology. The Helpline Center is a blended call center, meaning that all of the staff are cross trained to handle crisis and information/referral phone calls.
About Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership
Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership is a community based non-profit organization which serves primarily low-income families and senior citizens in a 14-county area of East Central South Dakota. We administer a variety of programs supported through grants, donations, and other community resources to assist participants and their communities. Our vision is to have sustainable communities where children, families, and individuals reach their full potential. We vision to have sustainable communities where children, families, and individuals reach their full potential. Our missions is to empower people to embrace their strengths and opportunities.
About South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault:
The Network is a state-level non-profit agency comprised of caring people dealing with the concerns of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. The Network believes in working together to promote victim rights for a safer South Dakota and is committed to advancing prevention endeavors and improving response efforts & advocacy by diligently working within our communities across our State and in our Tribal Nations. The Network is passionate about eliminating personal and societal violence and welcome the help of other entities in our community to impact long-term systemic and social change.
About Children's Inn
A program of Children's Home Society of South Dakota. Empowering victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse to overcome trauma and rebuild their lives, free from abuse.