Wiconi Wawokiya has been the impetus for social change in our community and surrounding rural communities.
In 1995, the organization opened its own shelter for victims of domestic violence. Prior to that time, the only form of shelter was office space and two bedrooms.
The new facility currently has the capacity to provide shelter for 12 to 14 people, including children. Victims from both the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Reservations seek refuge here.
The shelter environment is like a home and provides safety in its location on the reservation so victims do not have to leave their jobs, have their children change schools, or be removed from their extended families when seeking support.
Wiconi Wawokiya has developed a complex of buildings that provide services for adults and children, including a storage area for donated clothing and household items that victims may need to start their lives over.
Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc. is listed as one of the top Domestic Violence prgrams and was featured in the 2004 U. S. Department of Justice publication titled Promising Practices in Indian Country.
If you wish to help make a difference for women and children of Domestic and Sexual Violence, please go to our Donations/Volunteer page for more information.