Staff and Info

  

Staff:     

Mary, Program Director send email thru our website, or from your computer mary@artemishouse.org

Teri, Financial Director, director@artemishouse.org

Danielle, Shelter Advocate, shelteradvocate@artemishouse.org

CJ, Rural Advocate, ra@artemishouse.org

Stacy, Victim Advocate, advocate@artemishouse.org 

Julia, VISTA, vista@artemishouse.org   

 
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 Director - Direct, administer, and coordinate all VVIP activities. Schedule meetings, manage day-to-day operations. Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises staff and contracted personnel. Oversees college intern program. Evaluate staff performance and provide personnel and program recommendations to Board of Directors. Ensures staff development and training according to need. 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. Assist with crisis line coverage, fund raising, client management, record keeping.

Financial Director - Prepares governmental grant requests and required record keeping. Assists with securing funding for program services. Prepares and submits monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, including profit and loss statements, balance sheet, income statement, utilizing the Quick Books accounting software. Prepare monthly board meeting reports, annual report and annual budget. Records individual contributions, maintains general ledger and reconciles bank statements.

Shelter Advocate - Oversee 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. Coordinates in-kind donations and organizes and manages storage supplies and donated items. Enforce policies to ensure safety, security and confidentiality. Mediate disagreements between shelter clients. 

Rural Advocate - Assist 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 Advocate - Provide support, resources, education and advocacy services. Meets with those who are staying at the Artemis House multiple times each week to help set, and measure progress towards their personal goals. 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. Prepares Agency Domestic Abuse Program (ADAP) reports in accordance with South Dakota Department of Social Services grant requirements.

Volunteers in Service to America: VISTA - A VISTA is a full time volunteer who have specific skills and responsibilities and serve a 1 year of service with the Artemis House. Resource development is their primary responsibility and they focus their efforts on building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of the agencies they serve. VISTAs write grants, develop social media, recruit and train volunteers and coordinate fundraising events.