The River City Domestic Violence Center provides a safe haven to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse. River City exists to break the cycle of these traumas in our community through survivor empowerment, advocacy, education, awareness and social change.
We believe the voices of survivors
We believe children have the right to be safe and live without the fear of domestic violence.
We believe the cycle of domestic violence can be broken through community education, empowerment and survivor advocacy.
We believe in a society free of abuse and domestic violence.
We believe that safe homes and families are the foundation of our society.
We believe in providing a safe healing environment as ongoing support service to survivors.
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Executive Director, Stacy Starzl Hansen First United Methodist Podcast 2021
We Believe the Voices of Survivors...
*Actresses were used in the making of this video.
It's On Us...
Yankton is a small, close knit community. A community where people band together to help the greater good. Sometimes these wonderful things our community is known for, can mask some of the struggles our community faces. Yankton is NOT immune to family violence. Family violence is a growing issue in our community. It is up to all of us to band together. If you witness family violence, we encourage you to report it- we encourage you to be safe, but that does not mean ignoring the problem if you see it happening. When you reach out and help a person who is struggling with violence in the home... you never know how many lives you may be saving.