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Toll Free Number: 1-800-999-2348
Office or Local Crisis Number: 605-642-7825
Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
Artemis House, PO Box 486, Spearfish, SD 57783
Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mary, Program Director,
Teri, Financial Director,
Danielle, Shelter Advocate,
CJ, Rural Advocate,
Stacy, Victim Advocate, 
Julia, VISTA,   

Staff - Our staff works as a team to provide the best possible services. Each member has a unique area of expertise which enables our organization to meet a variety of needs.

Program DirectorDirect, administer, and coordinate all VVIP activities. Schedule meetings, manage day-to-day operations. Shall hire staff, orient new personnel and contract labor to provide services for VVIP. Evaluate personnel and recommend termination to Board of Directors, as needed. Will supervise staff and volunteers, develop and maintain staff schedules, provide ongoing development of self and staff in areas of domestic violence and sexual assault. Be involved in speaking engagements, public education, advocate training, attends community meetings. Will develop and implement policies and practices with adherence to agency protocol, and insure the ongoing operation of all current programming. Will perform regular audits of programming, evaluate all aspects of service delivery, and develop new program areas as directed. Will oversee the accurate documentation and reporting of services provided. Will work closely with the Financial Director to ensure quality of services, assist with and develop special projects, and assist with securing funding for program services. Assist with shelter and on-site crisis work as deemed necessary. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding program needs, employee training, and volunteer recruitment and provide supervision of part time staff and volunteers. Assist with crisis line coverage, fund raising, client management, record keeping.

Financial DirectorAuthor grants, seek monies for continuation and growth of VVIP. Prepare reports to government agencies, annual budget and presents for approval to the VVIP Board of Directors. Operates within the approved budget, records all expenditures, revenues, and maintains Quick Books. Works closely with the audit firm, Program Director and Boutique Manager. Ensures quality of services, assists/develops special projects. Assists with securing funding for program services. Provides monthly reports to the Board of Directors; Balance Sheet, Boutique Financial, Profit and Loss, Contributions, General Ledger and Reconciled Bank Statements.

Shelter AdvocateOversee maintenance and physical operation of the shelter by maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the building and grounds. Provide advocacy services and needs, such as food, personal items, resources, referrals to outside agencies when clients come into shelter. Enforce policies to ensure safety, security and confidentiality. Mediate disagreements between shelter clients. Enter information and manage ADAP system as required for the state and federal grants. Prepares ADAP quarterly reports.

Rural AdvocateAssist victims with support, advocacy, transportation, safety planning, legal advocacy, protection orders. Provide victims and the public with information and education about domestic violence. Provide for referrals and information. Documentation of contacts made with victims, public agencies. Attend county and community functions relevant to domestic violence issues. Assist with shelter and on-site crisis work and development of rural and community services. Accept referrals from law enforcement, provides assistance with counseling, transportation, assistance with necessary paperwork, explanation of the judicial process, assistance with court proceedings, such as hearings and trials, referral to local services, and follow-up to ensure the client receives necessary services and information.

Victim AdvocateProvide support, resources, education and advocacy services. Assist with legal advocacy including filing of protection orders and court advocacy. Coordinate the on-call crisis line and assist with crisis line coverage on a rotation basis. Coordinate the children’s support group. Coordinate support groups.