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.
Due to upcoming construction, WAVI is restricting donations.
We will happily accept the items from our Shelter Needs List.
If you have a donation, please contact our office
during business hours to arrange a drop-off.
Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
You can also ship items directly to WAVI at:
527 Quincy St,
Rapid City, SD 57701
***Please note: WAVI no longer uses travel-size products.
We encourage our donors to contact
the Hope Center at (605)716-4673 for those donations. Thank you!***
Shelter Needs List
WAVI is seeking donations of:
Paper Products such as toilet paper, facial tissue and paper towels
Floor Cleaner for mopping
Garbage Bags: 13 gallon white, 33 gallon black, 55 gallon black
Any Food Donations - NO EXPIRED FOOD, please
Gift Cards: Sam's Club, Walmart, Safeway, Family Fare
For a more comprehensive list, visit Support Us or call the shelter at
As always, thank you for your continued support of WAVI.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations can be dropped off or mailed to:
Working Against Violence Inc. or WAVI 527 Quincy Street,
Rapid City, SD 57701