About Us

Our Mission:

To reduce violence in the homes, workplace, schools, and the communities in which we live. To provide safety to the victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, adult and child sexual assault victims. To empower those who are oppressed by providing information, encouragement and support. To promote respect for individual differences and diversities. To educate a society on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault in intimate relationships, stalking, rape and child sexual assault.
We are also dedicated to ending Human Trafficking and will be opening Pathfinder Center, which will provide housing, counseling, healing, and respect to women seeking help.

We Are Dedicated to Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence!

Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc., Project SAFE Shelter, Children’s SAFE Place, is a non-profit victim services organization located on the Crow Creek Reservation in central South Dakota.

Wiconi Wawokiya is also the unbrella of their sister shelter services, Mita Maske Tiki, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Any victim in search of safety is eligible for our services. The crime victims who most often seek refuge and/or confidential advocacy are victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child abuse. 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.