What we do

Together, we can change the fate of abuse victims.

What we do

24 hour-a-day crisis line response for victims of domestic and sexual violence

  • Emergency shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children
  •  Hospital and police station advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence
  • Legal advocacy referrals
  • Counseling referrals
  • Support groups
  • Substance abuse referrals
  • Community education programs for schools, churches, and service organizations
  • Assistance with finding permanent, safe housing for victims of domestic violence
  • Community referrals on health, economic, legal, education, children’s services, and disability issues

Who we serve

CISS is a grassroots shelter and advocacy program dedicated to the safety and empowerment of people victimized by domestic and sexual violence.

CISS was founded in 1991 and for the past 24 years has not only worked directly with victims of violence, but also within our community to eliminate, the societal conditions that condone violence against women and their children. 

Each year, CISS shelters approximately 100 women and children and serves over 300 individuals with a variety of services.

Our Mission

The mission of the Crisis Intervention Shelter Service, Inc. is to eliminate the personal and societal conditions embedded in the fabric of our communities that support and condone violence against women. 
However far reaching, the goals and objectives are identified through continuous community prevention education efforts and the direct service component of the mission statement to meet the safety and emotional needs of women and children who have been battered and/or raped.

Upcoming Events

During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, CISS will running the parking lot at First Interstate Bank for fundraising. We will also be operating the photo tower one day. Dates for these events will be posted once received.

Taten Adams will also be running his lemonade stand in support of the shelter during the duration of the Rally. 

My CISSter's Closet

My CISSter’s Closet, a thrift store owned and operated by Crisis Intervention Shelter Service, Inc.
and is located in downtown Sturgis. Donations of clean, gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing,
shoes and accessories, household, furniture and more from the public are re-sold and 100 percent of the proceeds
generated by the My CISSter’s Closet go straight back to CISS to assist more than
300 women and children fleeing from domestic violence and sexual assault who use our services every year.

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