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Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) assists thousands of women, children and men in the Black Hills community each year by providing safe shelter, basic needs, resources and support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our shelter operations and 24/7 crisis line depend on the donations of generous people like you who support our mission.

WAVI is an equal opportunity provider and our services are offered at no cost to clients.

Donating to WAVI is easy: you can conveniently donate online, participate in employer-matched gifts, donate monthly with Project HOPE, or donate by mail.

Employer Matching Gifts

Did you know that many employers and companies sponsor matching gift programs for their employees? That means your tax-deductible gift to WAVI could be doubled or even tripled! If your company participates in matching gift programs, request the appropriate form, complete it and mail it in with your donation, and WAVI will take care of the rest!

Working Against Violence, Inc
527 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Project HOPE

WAVI’s Project HOPE allows you to set up monthly contributions so you can help in assisting the thousands of people who walk through WAVI each year. Your monthly gift will transform lives, empower change, and give so many in need the hope they deserve. To join, simply click on the button below, fill out the sign-up portion of the form, and mail to WAVI.

Join Project HOPE

What your donation can provide:

$25 - Provides a fresh set of clothing to a sexual assault victim when they leave the emergency room.

$50 - Teaches 50 teens about healthy relationships, and what to do if they or someone they know is hurt or abused.

$75 - Creates a week of nutritious breakfasts for children in our shelter, so they can focus in school.

$100 - Gives a night without violence in WAVI’s shelter for a family of four.

$250 - Guides six individuals through the court process to obtain a legal protection order from their abuser, while providing advocacy and support.

$500 - Prints 300 Survivor’s Handbooks, given to every WAVI client with resources on the dynamics of violence and rape, safety planning, and helping their child cope.

$1000 - Ensures that an advocate will answer our crisis hotlines 24 hours a day for four days.

All gifts to WAVI are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a thank you letter to document your gift for tax purposes.

Donate by Mail:
Make your check payable to Working Against Violence, Inc or WAVI and mail to:
Working Against Violence, Inc 
Project HOPE
527Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD 57701. 


With a planned gift to WAVI, you can ensure the long-term support of our 24/7 shelter. You may also contribute a percentage of your estate or the entire residue of your estate. All estate contributions will receive a charitable estate tax deduction for the full value of the donation, so your estate will not pay estate tax on these assets.

Volunteer at WAVI

Donate your time by volunteering at WAVI! We have many volunteer opportunities available, allowing you to contribute your unique talents in assisting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Intimate partner violence costs society $5.8 billion each year, with $4.1 billion going to medical and mental health services.