Breaking the Cycle of Violence

House of Hope

We are launching a capital campaign to being construction of a brand-new House of Hope - our emergency shelter where victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking find solace during the storm. Our community has always been so supportive of Missouri Shores and our Mission -

To protect victims and serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to prevent such violence by enhancing education and awareness in our communities

and we are asking you to continue your generous support. We have operated out of our current House of Hope for the last 27 years. It has served us well and we have helped tens of thousands of people because of it.

However, our services increased 30% during our last fiscal year and a larger, updated emergency shelter is desperately needed. Our new House of Hope will add four client rooms and two staff offices, allowing us to accommodate the ever-growing need for the important work we do.

Will you help us? If every citizen of Pierre and Fort Pierre donated $100 today, we would raise over 80% of our $2,000,000 goal. Your donation will allow families to start a new life - free of abuse - for the next 27 years, and beyond.

Many men and women find themselves trapped and alone - a prisoner in their own home. They are scared, confused, and isolated. You can make a difference today. 100% of proceeds donated to Missouri Shores are tax-deductible and directly benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Make a pledge today for our new House of Hope - for the hundreds of people we helped each year, for your friends, for your neighbors, for your loved ones who have survived abuse in their own relationships.

Thank you to our supporters!

Scott & Julie Jones
Delta Dental
Miller Family Foundation
Muffin Fund
Avera Health
Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Oahe Federal Credit Union
First National Bank in Philip
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Community Foundation
First Dakota Bank/Blunt Area Foundation
Rural Health Care
Genesee & Wyoming
Missouri Avenue Event Center
Lois Byrum
Mack & Karen Wyly
Don Zeller
Sandra Kangas
Nancy Lampy
Paul Lepisto & Donna Leslie
St. Joseph Catholic School 5th Grade Class
Dona Mae Johnson
Richard & Linda Johnson
Don & Tracey Beckler
Country Carpet & Flooring
Northern Plains Conference Women of the ELCA
Joan Likness
Mikel & Deborah Holland
Daughters of the American Revolution
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Zonta Club
Alayna Snyder
Mike & Kathi Mueller
Jodi Owen
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Rotary Club
Order of the Eastern Star
Oahe Presbysterian Women
Beverly Berry
First United CCC
Jody Rausch
Ember Gabriel
Mid-Dakota Rural Water System


Why should you donate?

  • Since October 2016, Missouri Shores has provided assistance to 3,000 people - over 20% of Pierre's population.
  • In the last 24 months, Missouri Shores has spent over $5,000 on hotel rooms for shelter overflow.
  • During the last fiscal year, advocates provided services to 505 individuals.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience some form of domestic violence during their lifetime.
  • In takes a victim leaving 7 times before they are able to stay away
  • Leaving is the most dangerous time for a victim of domestic violence - most homicides occur when the victim leaves for good.
  • You know a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault

Call or email Sarah today. 605.224.0256

Crisis Line: (605) 224.7187
Toll Free: 1.800.696.7187
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