ABOUT US

Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc., Project SAFE Shelter,  is a non-profit victim services organization located on the Crow Creek Reservation in central South Dakota.  Project Safe Shelter serves Buffalo, Brule, Lyman, Hyde, Hughes counties. We also accept referrals from other shelters throughout the State of South Dakota. 

Our NameWiconi Wawokiya, is Lakota for "Helping Families".

Our overall mission is to reduce violence in the home, workplace, and schools.

The staff and volunteers strive to empower individuals who feel oppressed and to educate people about domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

It is our hope that by informing people that these crimes are not a Dakota/Lakota tradition and by advocating for holding abusers accountable, Wiconi Wawokiya is providing leadership and inspiration to address issues of victimization locally and beyond, as it serves as a model for other tribes.

WHO WE SERVE

Females and males in search of safety who are victims of:

  • Domestic violence

  • Sexual assault

  • Family violence

THE HARD TRUTH

60%

HAVEN'T REPORTED TO THE POLICE

30%

ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

7%

DON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT

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WICONI  WAWOKIYA, INC.

ADMINISTRATION

P.O. Box 49
Fort Thompson, SD 57339

Ph: 605-245-2471 
Fax: 605-245-2737

We are a Native non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  Contributions are tax deductible.