Safe Harbor Receives $20,000 Grant

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The South Dakota Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Safe Harbor has been awarded a $20,000 grant to assist with their handicap accessible needs. This grant was presented through the South Dakota Community Foundation’s statewide grant program.

Dr. Curt Wischmeier of Aberdeen, SD serves on the board of directors of the South Dakota Community Foundation.

Safe Harbor in Aberdeen assists women, children and men and serves 7 counties in South Dakota with a 24-hour crisis line, shelter, protection order services, counseling, and supervised visitation. Currently Safe Harbor staff and clients are in two separate buildings that are each over 100 years old, the shelter is also not handicap accessible. Safe Harbor has kicked off a new facility campaign. The new facility will increase the space to house victims and include a larger visitation center. The new facility will also be handicap accessible.

According to Stephanie Judson, President of the South Dakota Community Foundation, “Safe Harbor’s new facility will allow them to provide better services to their clients with handicap accessible needs in the Aberdeen area.” “The South Dakota Community Foundation is pleased to be a partner on this important project,” Judson said.

The South Dakota Community Foundation is a public non-profit organization established in 1987. The Foundation solicits funds and invests in a wide range of programs promoting the social and economic well-being of the people of South Dakota. The Foundation commingles money from more than 650 funds for investment and administration purposes.  Earnings from approximately $200 million are available for distribution for non-profit, charitable and scholarship purposes.  For more information on the South Dakota Community Foundation, contact our office at 1-800-888-1842.