The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide shelter and advocacy for individuals who have been victimized by violence.
As the first shelter on an Indian Reservation in the United States, founded in 1977, the WBCWS has been working to eradicate domestic violence and sexual assault, and to ensure the provision of effective and appropriate services to victims of these violent crimes through community outreach, education, training, technical assistance and policy development.
The WBCWS has taken the lead across Indian country in working collaboratively with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, RST Police Department, Tribal Court, Prosecutor’s office and Indian Health Services to increase victim safety and perpetrator accountability. The WBCWS was crucial in the development of SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) and SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner), training and protocol, to better assist the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. As a leader in the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault, the WBCWS continues to provide training for Tribal Judges, Prosecutors, Public Defenders and other court personnel.
As the needs of victims have changed over the years, the WBCWS has grown and adapted to meet the needs of those who utilize our services. As we move past the year 2012, our methods have branched out to helping men and young men improve their relationships with women and young women. We are excited about a recent collaboration with the Native American Advocacy Program to provide summer camps for the youth, and thrilled to announce the launching of our ‘Coaching Boys into Men Program for the 2012/2013 school year.
The WBCWS invites you to browse our website to witness our work, our programs and ultimately our conviction to end domestic violence and sexual assault.