Kim Barker
Shelter Advocate

My CISSter's Closet is OPEN! 

My CISSter’s Closet is located at 1324 Main Street in Sturgis.   
Hours of operation are:
Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  
through the month of December. 


Board of Directors


Board President          Pam Thomas
Vice President            Jessie Levin
Secretary-Treasurer    Nyla Knigge
Member-at-Large        Lisa Urbaniak

Member-at-Large        Deb Hughes

Member-at-Large        Cheryl Voorhis


My CISSter's Closet Manager



Domestic and sexual violence isn't a seasonal issue, which is why our year-round fund drive is so important. Devote an afternoon to Crisis Intervention Shelter Service, Inc. and see first-hand the families we help daily.

Silent Witnesses displayed at Harley-Davidson Square

Meet our partner...the Black Hills Area Community Foundation 
Have you heard that Crisis Intervention Shelter Services has received a $2,500 grant from the Black Hills Area Community Foundation for the 2019 Quality of Life grants this year? These funds will be used to support the purchase of new computers and software at the shelter and will directly help us to help more individuals in a more efficient manner!
We are so excited for this opportunity to be partnered up with BHACF and can’t wait to better serve our community. Remember, if you’d like to donate to our shelter, swing by or give us a call!
The BHACF is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs.
The BHACF is a public charity 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information, 

Mariah Ulrich
Shelter Advocate


Crisis Intervention Shelter Service, Inc. is participating in the South Dakota Day of Giving event on December 3, 2019! Stop by the shelter for free bagels and coffee and meet the staff from 7am to 10am! Staff will also be standing along the sidewalk handing items out for those who can't make it in! 

My CISSter's Closet


My CISSter’s Closet, a thrift store owned and operated by Crisis Intervention Shelter Service, Inc. 

100 percent of the proceeds generated by My CISSter’s Closet go back to CISS to assist more than 300 women and children fleeing from domestic and sexual violence who use our services every year.

Let’s put an end to domestic and sexual violence.

Toll Free:  1-800-755-8432

Crisis Intervention Shelter Service and Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce teamed up to bring a Holiday Parade of Homes to our community! Enjoy a self-led tour of outdoor lights and decorations anytime from now until the end of the holiday season.


An electronic Google Map will be posted as entries arrive (coming soon!) including all registered locations. Printed maps will be available at the Chamber later in December. Make some hot cocoa, pack your family in the car, and enjoy a beautiful Parade of Homes throughout town!


Stop by the Chamber (2040 Junction Avenue) to complete a registration form and be included on a map of decorated homes in Sturgis through the holiday season. Registration costs $20 per location (can be a home, business, garage - whatever you want to decorate!) and ALL proceeds go directly to the Crisis Intervention Shelter Service.

Thank you to all of our generous donors! We are able to make a difference in our community because of you!

Josiah holding on tight to a young silent witness.


Ashley Rennie

Executive Director