WAVI hosts an open house

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Working Against Violence Inc. (WAVI) hosted an open house on Wednesday. This was a way of thanking the community and its partners.

The open house was an opportunity to show its partners what they did this year. It was also a chance for the public to tour the facility, meet staff and learn about the shelter. All people were screened before entering the facility for safety purposes.

The event featured lunch and a variety of desserts. It was a moment for the community to come together over food and beverages.

Some of the services they provide are an emergency shelter, support groups and lawyers. All of these services are free of charge.

Kristina Simmons, the development director at WAVI, wants people to feel comfortable at the shelter.

“We’re always here, we’re always listening, and we believe you,” said Simmons.

WAVI has supported survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for 40 years. Their goal is to provide a safe place for those in abusive situations. They hope to eventually put an end to domestic violence in Rapid City.

Throughout the year, WAVI has a donation room filled with basic hygiene necessities and clothing.

During the holiday season, WAVI has a Christmas room. It is filled with children’s toys and games. People can go to the Christmas room and shop for gifts if needed.

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