The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. is a non profit organization since 1978. It is our 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.
So far in 2013, our advocates have been able to provide shelter and direct services to 176 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including child sexual assault.
We have provided education and outreach in our communities to over 7000 individuals through and around the Rosebud Reservation.
Our advocates have provided crisis intervention over 900 times either by direct services or our 24/7 crisis line.
WBCWS has created a culture of collaboration with other local service providers and we continually seek opportunities to work with other programs on and around the reservation to provide effective ways to help our relatives. We work closely with Rosebud Sioux Tribal Programs for services that will increase the likelihood that our relatives will be able to live in a safe environment. We have on going and open communication and training with local law enforcement, health and legal professionals.
We also seek to provide our relatives with services and referrals that will engage them in culturally relevant healing processes.