Who We Serve

CISS is a grassroots shelter and advocacy program dedicated to the safety and empowerment of people victimized by domestic and sexual violence.  CISS was founded in 1991 and for the past 24 years has not only worked directly with victims of violence, but also within our community to eliminate, the societal conditions that condone violence against women and their children. 

Each year, CISS shelters approximately 100 women and children and serves over 300 individuals with a variety of services


PO Box 842

Sturgis, SD 57785
Phone:      1-605-347-0050
Toll Free:  
FAX:         1-605-347-6936

Our phone is a 24 hour crisis line.  Please save regular business calls for Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00.


My CISSter’s Closet, a thrift store owned and operated by Crisis Intervention Shelter Service, Inc. and is located in downtown Sturgis.  Donations of clean, gently used women's, men's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories, household, furniture and more from the public are re-sold and 100 percent of the proceeds generated by the My CISSter’s Closet go straight back to CISS to assist more than 300 women and children fleeing from domestic violence and sexual assault who use our services every year.


April 28, 2018 - CISS will be participating in the City Wide Yard Sale. We will have many items and baked goods available. Please contact us for more details!

Donations for the Yard Sale are being accepted Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm.


The mission of the Crisis Intervention Shelter Service, Inc. is to eliminate the personal and societal conditions embedded in the fabric of our communities that support and condone violence against women. 
However far reaching, the goals and objectives are identified through continuous community prevention education efforts and the direct service component of the mission statement to meet the safety and emotional needs of women and children who have been battered and/or raped.

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

Toll Free:  1-800-755-8432

What We Do

24 hour-a-day crisis line response for victims of domestic and sexual violence
Emergency shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children
Hospital and police station advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence
Legal advocacy referrals
Counseling referrals
Support groups
Substance abuse referrals
Community education programs for schools, churches, and service organizations
Assistance with finding permanent, safe housing for victims of domestic violence
Community referrals on health, economic, legal, education, children’s services, and disability issues