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Shelter Services and Resources

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) provides safe, temporary shelter to women, children and men survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

WAVI provides 24 hour staff support and advocacy to those who utilize our shelter services, helping them through difficult and uncertain life transitions. 

WAVI's 13 bedroom shelter for women, children and men is ADA compliant and drug and alcohol free.

Support services include: 

  • Safety planning
  • Domestic violence education
  • In-shelter children's program
  • Community referrals
  • Free 24/7 crisis line – Call 605-341-4808 or 888-716-9284
  • Cell phones that only dial 911 are available for clients – please contact us for more information

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

Learn More About WAVI

Are You In Danger?

We’ve provided information to help you determine if you or someone you know is in an unsafe situation, as well as resources that will empower you to make healthy choices.

Community Resource Guide

Read a list of Black Hills organizations that offer assistance with shelter, food, basic needs, getting a job, and much more. We’ve included contact information and eligibility requirements for each listing to get you started. Contact WAVI today if you would like help in seeing which resources are right for you.

National and State Websites

WAVI provides links to helpful websites that include information on community resources, domestic violence, sexual assault, contact information for law enforcement, regional shelters and more.

Support Us

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in the Black Hills community? WAVI provides easy ways for you to donate or volunteer!

Support WAVI


Fact: Children raised in an abusive environment are 7 times more likely to repeat the behavior as adults.