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, 

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.

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



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.

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

Toll Free:  1-800-755-8432

Kim Barker
Shelter Advocate

Ashley Rennie

Executive Director

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.

Mariah Ulrich
Shelter Advocate



With COVID-19 increasing the dangers for domestic violence survivors - an increase of 79%, we would like to inform the public that not only do we have our 24/7 crisis hotline available (Toll Free #: 1(800) 755-8432), but we also have a contact option here on our website that will directly email us if you are unable to talk.

With this pandemic, many victims are even more isolated with their abusers which lessens their chance to get away to reach out about their abuse. Our contact option on our website may be a safer and more discreet option to seek the help they need.

The Corona virus has made it apparent how fragile everyday life can be, and the staff at C.I.S.S. strive to provide the needed services to hold our community together.

If you or someone you love is experiencing domestic violence, please reach out. We are here to listen and help in any way that we can. Stay safe and healthy, every one!

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. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
September through June.



My CISSter's Closet Manager

Silent Witnesses displayed at Harley-Davidson Square