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Welcome to WAVI

Since 1978, Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) has been committed to providing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault temporary emergency shelter, food, and supportive services.

By offering the Black Hills a safe shelter for women, children and men, we ensure a brighter future for all of those in our community.

About WAVI

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Are You in Danger?

There are many warning signs of abuse, with some being more obvious than others. If you feel that you are experiencing abuse, it is likely that you are. Learn more about domestic violence and sexual assault in order to better assess your situation and get the help you need and deserve.

Am I in Danger

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Services and Resources

Our ADA compliant, drug and alcohol free shelter is open 24/7 to provide a safe haven for women and children survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We also provide assistance with:

  • Safety planning
  • Domestic violence education
  • In-shelter children’s program
  • Community referrals

WAVI Services and Resources

Speaker and Audience

WAVI regularly hosts events that educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as provides resources for survivors. Click the button below to learn more about upcoming gatherings.

WAVI Events

Support WAVI

Help WAVI in ensuring there are resources available for those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence by donating or volunteering today. We also have a weekly needs list for items needed at the shelter, which is updated regularly.

Donate   Volunteering

Reminder about donations: Due to security and safety, please do not leave donations without speaking to someone. We ask that you use the back entrance to drop off donations. We also have limited space for storage, so if you have a large donation, please call ahead.

As always, if you have questions, call 341-3292. Thank you!

Immediate Needs

New hair brushes, new boy's underwear, new girl's underwear, hair conditioner, full size lotion, size 6 diapers, women's t-shirts and leggings.

All donations can be dropped off at:
527 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
if you have any questions please call 605-341-3292

Also visit our Amazon wish list for convenient donating!