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November 27 - December 3

Highland Mall
2100 Highland Way
Mitchell, SD

Free Admission

Donations Welcome

Sponsorship Request Form

Download a Festival Flyer


Decorated Trees and Wreaths
Raffles and Silent Auctions

Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m.
Highland Mall
Wine and Cheese - Beer Tasting
Dessert and Coffee Bar


Purchase Tickets at
Mitchell Chamber and Tumbleweed
Dress Attire Business Casual

We invite you to become a part of the Holiday Spirit ~ Festival of Trees
Here’s how you or your business can help…Please consider…

Festival of Trees Sponsorship

Support for the 2015 Festival of Trees $________

Use Online Donation Button at top left of page or send to:
Mitchell Area Safehouse
1809 N Wisconsin
Mitchell, SD 57301

Thank-you for considering this tax deductible donation.

Volunteers are needed. Call 605-996-6622


Mitchell Area Safehouse is busy socially!
Be sure to Like us on our Facebook page, @MSafehouse on Twitter, or Google+, Instagram or Pinterest. And make sharing and creating content for your social spaces a snap!


Many have heard of ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ but, we are asking for supporters in our surrounding community to ‘Adopt-A-Room’ at our women’s shelter. Our goal is to upgrade and create rooms with a warm, inviting environment for both women and children.

The following items within each room;

  • Upgrade the color pallet of (7) rooms with three walls a neutral color such as a tan paint with (1) accent wall painted a color to blend with the bedspreads.
  • Vinyl wall lettering/or design stickers to ‘stencil’ encouraging words on accent walls.
  • Colored bedspreads to match each accent wall.
  • Dressers, bedside table and lamp with the durability to stand up to children on a daily basis.

Your continued support is appreciated. If you have any questions or wish to sponsor a room, please contact Marilyn at 996-6622.


FACT: Between 2001 and 2013, 2,014 U.S. soldiers were killed in action in Afghanistan, while during that same time period, approximately 13,140 women in the US were murdered by their batterer.

Most were murdered while escaping their batterer or after they left. They asked for help an average of 5-7 times before they were murdered. Source: SD Coalition ending Domestic & Sexual Violence

Did you know that more than 178 domestic abuse criminal charges were filed from July, 2013 to June, 2014 in Davison County? Stand together and be a VOICE. "It is not your fault…you are not alone!"

The Mitchell Area Safehouse provides emergency or transitional housing for adult victims and their dependent children escaping domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Our trained advocates provide a CONFIDENTIAL support system for victims of abuse.

Family Visitation Center

Children are often caught in the middle of their parents’ problems, especially when there has been a history of abuse. The Family Visitation Center will serve as a comfortable, neutral location for the transfer of children for traditional visitation and on-site visitation.


Victim Advocacy: volunteers needed to serve as on-call advocates. Primary responsibility is to provide emotional support and referral information to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Advocates carry the hotline cell phone according to the scheduled time (weekends or evenings) and respond to calls during that period.

Advocates must be 21 years of age.

12 hours of training required.


Fundraising and Awareness: volunteers needed to help with community awareness and fundraising projects.

Donations and Shelter Duties: volunteers needed to sort and manage donations of clothing and household items.
For more information please contact:
Marilyn Haley
Coleen Smith

Shelter: (605) 996-2765  •  Hotline: (605) 996-4440  •  Visitation Center: 605-996-8880

Mitchell Area Safehouse and Family Visitation Center
1809 North Wisconsin, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301