Newsletter-Mitchell Area Safehouse


Volunteer Newsletter
June 2019
“Together we can break the silence and empower lives”

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Elder abuse affects women and men of all faiths, ethnic backgrounds, and social status.  Every on June 15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generation.  As many as 1 in 10 older Americans are abused or neglected each year. 

Shelter and Family Visitation Center Stats:
Year to Date

Breaking the Silence – Empowering Lives
In Shelter:                  Adults: 22       Children: 24
Drop- In Services:     Adults: 165     Children:  165
Crisis Hotline Calls: 418
Family Visitation Center – Families Served: 32

 Help us to create a sense of home for families living in the emergency shelter & providing a supportive environment for family visitation and exchanges by adopting a room. Our Adopt-A-Room program presents the opportunity for donors to adopt a specific room in the Emergency Shelter or Visitation Room. For more information contact Coleen at (605)996-6622 or email
 Upcoming Events:
Our shelter continues to stay full this summer we currently have 16 people, 5 adults and 11 children, in shelter. The shelter is in desperate need of toilet paper, hamburger helper, canned fruit, mac and cheese, 13 gallon garbage bags, laundry soap, etc. Call us at 996-2765 or just drop off items at the Shelter at 1809 N Wisconsin.
Thank you for your Support  
Any assistance is greatly appreciate.
Abbott House MRT group made tie blankets and craft care packages
and donated them to the Mitchell Area Safehouse. 
Thank you for your support to our services.

Special Thanks

Thank you to the Holy Spirit & Holy Family Church children for their donation of blankets, toys, new clothes, and personal care items for the children we serve.

Responsive Parenting Classes

For Parents with Children ages Birth to 3
The class is free.  These classes are for parents, grandparents, and caregivers.
The skills learned can be use with any parenting style and with any single parent, Two-parent or multi-parent setting.
6 Class Sessions
Pre-registration is required
To Register or for more information:
Call 605-996-8880

 Make a difference and give hope today.
Show your commitment to our programs by joining in on the
  change to give clients hope.
You make a difference in your own community:
Sponsor a food drive or paper drive.
Collect monetary donations for a month.
Invite Mitchell Area Safehouse to speak to your organization.
Contact Coleen by calling 996-6622 or email ( to set up a community change event.
Immediate Needs List:
Food Pantry Items
Immediate Items
Meat: Hamburger, Lunch Meat, hot dogs,
Dish soap, Women’s underwear (smaller sizes),
Cleaning supplies, Gas Cards, Canned
Fruit, Rice, Dryer sheets, Zip lock & Garbage Bags
Big Ticket Items:
Will accept monetary donations for these items)
Mitchell Area Safehouse/Family Visitation Center
1809 North Wisconsin
Mitchell SD 57301