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Welcome to WAVI

Since 1978, Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) has been committed to providing survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking, vital services such as safe emergency shelter, crisis management, food, transportation, and supportive services.  WAVI is an equal opportunity provider, and all services are provided at no cost. 

About WAVI


You can also ship items directly to WAVI at:
527 Quincy St,
Rapid City, SD 57701
Also visit our Amazon wish list for convenient donating!
Due to limited storage space and client needs, we may not be able to accept certain items. We are not accepting furniture, used toys and stuffed animals, travel-size items, used underwear/panties, used personal care/hygiene items, and business attire/formal wear. We are happy to refer you to one of the many wonderful area thrift stores. If you have questions, please call us 605-341-3292
Thank you!

Needs list

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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

WAVI building
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 605-341-3292. Thank you!

We post a weekly needs list every Friday on our Facebook page. The list contains items we are low on at the time. If you have any questions please call  605-341-3292 or email All donations can be dropped off or mailed to:
Working Against Violence Inc. or WAVI 527 Quincy Street,
Rapid City, SD 57701
Thank you! 

Also visit our Amazon wish list for convenient donating!