WAVI hosts open house to increase domestic violence awareness


RAPID CITY, S.D. -

Working Against Violence, Inc. hosted an open house Thursday to thank the community and partners for their support of another year’s worth efforts against domestic violence and sexual assault. Community members were able to tour the facility, meet the staff, and gain more information about WAVI. Development Director Kristina Simmons says having an open house provides a way for the community to see how WAVI works if they should ever need it.

“The more people are aware that we are in the public, they know where to go to find that help that they need to get away from a dangerous situation that they may be affected by; domestic violence or sexual assault,” said Simmons. “We want them to know that services are free. We are an equal opportunity provider. And we do welcome to come in at anytime. We are staffed 24 hours a day.” 

WAVI currently is in need of winter clothes and food donations. The organization is also looking to raise $75,000 by the end of January to keep services free. The organization is currently at 8 percent of their goal, you can find more information on the fundraiser here.  

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