Many have heard of ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ but, we are
asking for supporters in our surrounding community to ‘Adopt-A-Room’
at our women’s shelter. Our goal is to upgrade and create
rooms with a warm, inviting environment for both women and children.
The following items within each room;
- Upgrade the color pallet of (7) rooms with three walls a
neutral color such as a tan paint with (1) accent wall painted
a color to blend with the bedspreads.
- Vinyl wall lettering/or design stickers to ‘stencil’
encouraging words on accent walls.
- Colored bedspreads to match each accent wall.
- Dressers, bedside table and lamp with the durability to
stand up to children on a daily basis.
Your continued support is appreciated. If you have any questions
or wish to sponsor a room, please contact Marilyn at 996-6622.
Community Foundation awarded a $7,000 grant to assist with
upgrades to the Mitchell Area Safehouse security sytem.
This grant was presented through the S.D. Community Foundation's
statewide grant program.
Trudy Morgan of Mitchell, SD serves on the boad of directors
of the S.D. Community Foundation.
The Safehouse has launched the "Adopt-A-Room" program.
The goal is to upgrade the safety and security of the facility
and create welcoming rooms for vicitms and their minor children
According to Ginger Niemann, Program Officer of the S.D. Community
Foundation, "Updates to their security system will ensure
that victims of violence are safe." "The S.D. Community
Foundation is pleased to be a partner on this important project."
STOP BLAMING THE VICTIM,
HOLD THE OFFENDER ACCOUNTABLE
FACT: Between 2001 and 2013, 2,014
U.S. soldiers were killed in action in Afghanistan, while during that
same time period, approximately 13,140 women in the US were murdered
by their batterer.
Most were murdered while escaping their batterer or
after they left. They asked for help an average of 5-7 times before
they were murdered. Source: SD Coalition ending Domestic & Sexual
Did you know that more than 178 domestic abuse criminal
charges were filed from July, 2013 to June, 2014 in Davison County?
Stand together and be a VOICE. "It is not your fault…you
are not alone!"
The Mitchell Area Safehouse provides emergency
or transitional housing for adult victims and their dependent
children escaping domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Our trained
advocates provide a CONFIDENTIAL support system for victims of abuse.
Family Visitation Center
Children are often caught in the middle of their parents’
problems, especially when there has been a history of abuse. The Family
Visitation Center will serve as a comfortable, neutral location
for the transfer of children for traditional visitation and on-site