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The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. was initially founded in 1977 as a non-profit organization, and in 1980 our organization became the first women's shelter on an Indian Reservation in the United States.
Welcome
WBCWS provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud.
Welcome
WBCWS provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud.
Welcome
WBCWS provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud.
Welcome
WBCWS provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud.
Welcome
WBCWS provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud.
Welcome
WBCWS provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud.
Welcome
The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. was initially founded in 1977 as a non-profit organization, and in 1980 our organization became the first women's shelter on an Indian Reservation in the United States.
Welcome
WBCWS provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud.
Welcome

     The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. is a non profit organization since 1978.  It is our mission is to provide shelter and advocacy for individuals who have been victimized by violence.

      As the first shelter on an Indian Reservation in the United States, founded in 1977, the WBCWS has been working to eradicate domestic violence and sexual assault, and to ensure the provision of effective and appropriate services to victims of these violent crimes through community outreach, education, training, technical assistance and policy development.

So far in 2014, our advocates have been able to provide shelter and direct services to 56 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including child sexual assault.  We provide in shelter and out of shelter services, giving a helping had to our relatives in need.

We have provide education and outreach in our communities to individuals through and around the Rosebud Reservation.  We work closely with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Defending Childhood Initiative, Indian Health Services and with the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Courts and police force.      
  
Our advocates have provided crisis intervention by answering our 24/7 crisis line. 605-856-2318

WBCWS has created a culture of collaboration  with  other local service providers and we continually seek opportunities to work with other programs on and around the reservation to provide effective ways  to help our relatives.  We work closely with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Defending Childhood Initiative, Indian Health Services and with the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Courts and police force.  
We work towards for services that will increase the likelihood that our relatives will be able to live in a safe environment.  We have on going and open communication and training  with local law enforcement,  health and legal professionals. 

We also seek to provide our relatives with services and referrals that will engage them in culturally relevant healing processes.                                              



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Phone: 605-856-2317
Fax: 605-856-2494
Featured Project
Engaging Men – With over 30 years of experience in the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault, the WBCWS learned long ago the importance of engaging men. Our engaging men programs revolve around education, mentoring and outreach projects that translate to involvement in community organized arts, drama, sports and traditional teachings. The engaging men programs embrace men as an intricate part of the solution to end violence against women.
Youth Education – The WBCWS shares its knowledge as an integral part of the curriculum at local schools regarding teen dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault to communities in south central South Dakota. WBCWS Project Coordinator for Engaging Men, Sunrise Black Bull and Education and Prevention Director Summer Lunderman visit with students at Todd County schools, St. Francis Indian School, White River school and Little Wound high school.
Youth Camps: In the summer of 2012, the WBCWS worked collaboratively with the Native American Advocacy Program of Winner, South Dakota to provide camps for youth that revolve around traditional values within a safe and friendly environment. The camps provided storytelling opportunities, equine therapy and traditional singing and prayer. In an August venture, the WBCWS took four Rosebud youth to a Lacrosse/Shinny camp in eastern South Dakota. All told, hundreds of youth every year, gain insight into their traditional selves through camps and activities offered by the WBCWS.
Featured Service
Shelter – As the first shelter on an Indian reservation in the United States, the WBCWS has been providing sanctuary for victims of violence for 35 years. Of course our primary objective with a physical shelter is giving women and children sanctuary from violence, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. Our shelter residents have access to a community kitchen; children’s play room and a newly renovated playground with slides and a basketball court.
Sexual Assault Advocacy Services – The WBCWS promises an advocate will be on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Our advocates provide support to victims and families from the time they arrive in the emergency room, and at any time throughout their lives. Our advocates ensure a proper change of clothes, help victims understand safety plans and legal processes and provide transportation to any current and or future medical appointments.
Sexual Assault Advocacy Services – The WBCWS promises an advocate will be on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Our advocates provide support to victims and families from the time they arrive in the emergency room, and at any time throughout their lives. Our advocates ensure a proper change of clothes, help victims understand safety plans and legal processes and provide transportation to any current and or future medical appointments.
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Outreach and Education – The WBCWS continues to make its presence known in south central South Dakota and in particular the Rosebud Reservation. In April, we put teal ribbons on emergency response vehicles and out literature and pamphlets were shared at every opportunity. WBCWS employees Summer Lunderman and Sunrise Black Bull continue to share the word about Teen Dating Violence and stalking to school children in Todd, Mellette, Tripp and now Shannon Counties.
Youth activities – Basketball is king on the Rosebud Reservation, and the WBCWS is sure to include the activity as often as possible when planning youth activities. Dozens of teams showed up for the Youth Appreciation Day, and dozens more crowded the pavement during our July, Block Party. A recent partnership with the Native American Advocacy Program in Winner, S.D. has created more opportunities for the youth to learn about their culture in a safe environment.
On the News – WBCWS Director Nichole Witt made national headlines when she spoke in front of a United Nations panel, who was interested in hearing about the struggles of Native American women in the United States. Witt also made a trip to San Francisco where she met former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and baseball legends Joe Torre and Willie Mays. Pelosi, Torre and Mays, along with Witt, were in California to hear more about the, Coaching Boys into Men, project.
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