community toolkit


Find out what resources are in your state from the Women’s Health website

Find out about South Dakota’s codified laws pertaining to Domestic violence and sexual assault so you know how to protect yourself

Look up shelters and emergency services in your area on DDS Website

Look up support groups in South Dakota and find out what help is available

Local Resources Hubs

Dept. of Social Services Crime Victims’ Compensation
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Phone: (605) 773-6317
Phone 2: (800) 696-9476


Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center
Hotline: Local Crisis Line: 224-7187
Phone:(800) 696-7187


South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence
PO Box 141
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 945-0869


South Dakota Department of Social Services
Phone: 605-773-6317 or 1-800-430-SAFE
Fax: 605-773-6834


South Dakota Domestic Abuse Hotline
Hotline: 1-800-430-SAFE


South Dakota Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault
5107 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Hotline: 1-800-670-3989
Phone: 605-731-0041
Fax: 605-977-4742


Why is local help important?
It’s helpful to have support in your own community after a sexual assault. Local service providers make it easy for you to access care, and they are knowledgeable about the laws in your area and local resources that can assist you.

What can your sexual assault service provider do for you?
Sexual assault service providers have highly trained staff that can offer assistance in moments of crisis as well as resources for ongoing support related to sexual violence. Their services are usually free or low cost. They can offer information and resources including:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling/support groups
  • Medical attention and hospital accompaniment
  • Legal/criminal justice system advocacy
  • Crime victim assistance advocacy
  • Community education
  • Professional education
  • Casework/practical assistance
  • Emergency shelter
  • Volunteer opportunities

To find out more about services at your local RAINN affiliate call 1.800.656.HOPE.

Additional resources
International support
National organizations 

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