Women’s Alliance, Inc. dba the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center (DVRCC) was incorporated in April of 1979. We have been serving Southwestern North Dakota for nearly 40 years.
DVRCC was founded as a means to respond to the local needs for safe shelter and support services to domestic violence victims and their children in a five-county area in southwestern North Dakota.
As the needs of victims/survivors grew, so did our services. DVRCC expanded services to encompass all of southwestern North Dakota to include the counties of Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark.
DVRCC’s initial services included a 24-hour crisis line and a five-day stay at volunteer safe homes. As the program expanded, a house was leased in 1981 to provide a longer length of stay for abused women and their children.
In 1995 DVRCC sold its shelter and used the proceeds as a down payment on a large building that could accommodate more residents and also staff offices.
During Dickinson’s second oil boom, DVRCC began to realize that the need for a larger capacity building was a top priority.
In December 2018 DVRCC officially moved into a brand new building, allowing 10 more beds than the previous shelter. DVRCC now has a building which can accommodate 28 women and children.
Today, DVRCC still offers almost all of the original services and have added many more supportive services to victims and survivors of violence and homelessness.
DVRCC currently offers a 24-Hour crisis line, crisis counseling, personal advocacy, outreach services, community task forces, information and referrals, safety planning, safe shelter for up to 28 women and children, protective orders, legal advocacy, public education on domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, dating violence, teen dating violence and homelessness, and SART responses.
Board of Directors
Vice President 2017-2020