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Capital Campaign

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Capital Campaign Began November 1, 2010

Executive Director Teri Royer began on March 22, 2010 with a mission to secure funding to build a new facility to replace the existing facility which had served as a shelter since March 1990. The facility had a crumbling foundation, poor air handling system, and asbestos. The official campaign began November 1, 2010 and by April 13, 2011 funds were secured. The building was occupied on May 31, 2012. Royer also authored grants to balance the budget and provide sustainability for the organization. She continues as financial director for VVIP, working from her office in Pierre.

Jun-  Jim Haeder collaborated with Royer to design a 5,555 sq ft facility to be built at the same location. The design accommodates up to forty-two with seven suites, living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry room, mechanical room, five restrooms, six offices, conference room, basement and nine parking spaces.

Jul-  Steve Williams, AIA and Joel Simonyak, LEED AP with Williams and Associates Architecture, Inc. prepared a Facility Analysis Master Plan for the facility.

Aug-  The VVIP Business Plan and Artemis House Facility Analysis were mailed to local, state and federal organizations requesting information regarding the agencies ability to provide funding. Spearfish City Council voted to sponsor our Community Development Block Grant application.

Nov-  VVIP accepted an offer for the Lead shelter and sold the facility on January 7, 2011.

Dec-   John T. Vucurevich Foundation approved a grant award to our organization for $425,000.


Jan-    CDBG application preparations began with Ali Demersseman, community development planner and Blaise Emerson, ED, BH Council of Local Governments. The grant may match up to $500,000. The application was submitted on Mar 11, $459,000 awarded on Apr 13.

Apr-  A press release in the Rapid City Journal read, "Spearfish Awarded Grant for Shelter", "Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced a grant was awarded for a domestic violence shelter in Spearfish. The community development block grant funds will go toward rebuilding the Artemis House, which is run by the Victims of Violence Intervention Program. The existing Artemis House has a number of severe structural issues and must be rebuilt because renovation would be cost prohibitive, according to the governor’s office. When completed, the 5,500 square-foot building will provide emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence. It will have the capacity for 42 clients. The Department of Housing and Urban Development grant will reimburse the city as work is completed."

May- Royer attended Spearfish city council, public works, legal and finance, planning and zoning commission meetings, public hearings, working with Mayor Jerry Krambeck, City Planner Jayna Watson, and Building Inspector Tom Paisley.

Aug-  VVIP Board Chair Tammy Silvernagel, Vice Chair Sharon Culbertson, Royer and Steve Williams, AIA met to review and finalize the plans for the new facility and to discuss construction documents.

Sep- Contractors and sub contractors met with Steve Williams, Joel Simonyak, Ali Demersseman, Bill Lass (BH Council of Local Governments) and Royer at the Pre-Bid meeting and toured the construction site. Bids were opened and reviewed in a public meeting with contractors. The bid document included four alternates; Pella windows with blinds, hand dryers, a gas fireplace and insulation upgrade.

Oct-  Moved clients and staff into a rental facility. VVIP board of directors met and awarded the contract to Albright Construction for the new facility. Habitat for Humanity arrived and salvaged items which could not be used in the new facility. “Notice to Proceed” was issued Oct 16 with 240 days allowed for the project.

Nov-  Bi-weekly construction meetings with Tony Albright and Jenna Lamb, Albright Construction, Williams & Associates Architecture, Inc. staff Steve Williams, Joel Simonyak and Teri Royer.

May 31, 2012, construction complete, facility occupied.

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