Help Pretty Bird Woman House buy a permanent shelter

Pretty Bird Woman House, a domestic violence shelter on the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota, needs help purchasing a house it’s put a bid on so it can have a permanent (and secure) home:

Jackie Brown Otter created The Pretty Bird Woman House after the brutal rape and murder of her sister, whose Lakota name means Pretty Bird Woman.

PBWH provides emergency shelter, advocacy support, and educational programs for women on the Standing Rock reservation who have been victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. It opened on January 5, 2005.

Recently, the Pretty Bird Woman House was forced to move out of its original location after a number of break-ins through the exterior walls left it in such bad condition that the women could not safely remain there. The staff are now sending women to 2 other shelters off the reservation, which reduces their ability to serve Standing Rock’s women and strains the resources of the other shelters.

PBWH really needs a permanent house for the shelter. There
happens to be a house for sale near a police station. The purpose of this fund drive is to raise enough money to buy it or another suitable one in a safe location. Won’t you help?

You can give at the link above, you can sign up at igive and designate PBWH to receive a portion of your online purchases, or you can send checks directly to:

Pretty Bird Woman House
P.O. Box 596
McLaughlin, SD 57642

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2 comments for “Help Pretty Bird Woman House buy a permanent shelter

  1. December 20, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for linking this. I’m glad they’re getting more exposure.

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