Family Crisis Center provides a full circle of services to help women and children break free from the cycle of abuse and begin again.
Serves Spink, Hand, and Faulk counties in South Dakota.
The Family Crisis Center provides shelter for anyone escaping all forms of abuse and their dependents with no income eligibility standards. The safe house shelter in Redfield houses seven beds for up to ten crisis victims from Spink, Hand, and Faulk Counties. All services at the shelter are free of charge to survivors and their families. We help survivors replace important I.D. paperwork (e.g., birth certificates, social security cards, etc.). The center will also provide up to $1000, per client per year, in emergency relocation assistance.
We are advocates that educate the community and assist victims in finding attorneys, obtaining protection orders, attending court with them and working with law enforcement. We help victims find jobs and housing to work towards independent living by offering referrals. We work as medical advocates by accompanying victims to the hospital when obtaining medical assistance for injuries or sexual assault. The Family Crisis Center is an extension center for the Salvation Army. Donations given at Christmas time provide help to those in the area when guidelines are met with lodging, rent, mortgage payments, meals, groceries, utilities, and car and gas expenses. Other considerations are included on a case to case basis.
We serve survivors by transporting them to job interviews, appointments, and anywhere in the tri-county area (or beyond) they need to go. We offer emergency transportation for anyone in a crisis situation. We also assist with fuel and other transportation expenses to survivors in need.
We refer survivors to Northeastern Mental Health and Three Wise Women Counseling Services. The Family Crisis Center will pay for therapy for survivors for up to one year.
The Family Crisis Center will provide clothing directly to survivors who stay in the shelter, and we will refer survivors to the Good Samaritan Center for clothing needs as well. These services are at a minimal cost to survivors.
All food expenses are covered for survivors and their dependents while staying in our shelter. We refer survivors not in shelter to the Good Samaritan Center where food is available at no cost.
Our Executive Director and/or our Rural Advocate will present to your organization on domestic violence and sexual assault anywhere in the tri-county area at no charge. We bring awareness to help prevent acts of abuse and violence by speaking to church groups and civic organizations in the three counties. We present programs in all seven of the public schools in our tri-county area to teach awareness of bullying and safe dating to 8th graders and safety when starting college to high school seniors.
We’re committed to providing services to victims in our three county area by answering crisis calls 24/7, doing follow ups with victims and giving them referrals, and maintaining the shelter safe house in Redfield. The Hotline is 605-472-0508.