"Bid to Stop Sex Trafficking"
Online Fundraising Auction
January 23 - 31, 2023
Pathfinder Center is unique as we address historical trauma and have an understanding of the atrocities that happened back then, and are still happening now. One historical account that caught our attention was from Black Elk who referenced "Captivity" from the Battle of the Little Big Horn in June of 1876.
“I saw a very pretty young woman among a band of warriors about to go up to the battle on the hill, and she was singing like this:
“Brothers, now your friends have come!
Be brave! Be brave!
Would you see me taken captive?"
It is critical that we can continue these important services to help survivors heal from historical trauma and the next layer of trauma they experience as victims of this modern-day captivity called human trafficking. Therefore, we are holding our first online auction, “Bid to Stop Sex Trafficking.” Will you "Bid to Stop Sex Trafficking" and help us exceed our goal of $5,000?
You don't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind online auction. There’s something for everyone! Over 50 items to bid on: A Satin Star Quilt, Women’s Ribbon Skirts, Native Design Hoodies, Quillwork and Beadwork, Unique Art Prints, and much more, including this featured print by Joanne Brings Thunder called “Sacred Woman.”
Bidding opens on Monday, January 23 at 8:00 AM (CST) and ends Tuesday, January 31, at 11:59 PM (CST).
to begin again
Located in Central South Dakota, Pathfinder Center is a project of Wiconi Wakokiya. We are a 501c3 non-profit, community-based refuge for victims of human trafficking.
We promote the growth and development of those we serve by empowering them to experience healing and wholeness while ensuring that each woman gains a sense of self-worth and the capacity to achieve her full potential.
To provide a place of refuge for victims of human trafficking from all over South Dakota. To promote the growth and development of those we serve by empowering them to experience healing and wholeness, while ensuring that each woman gains a sense of self-worth and the capacity to achieve their full potential.
Women have stable, safe housing and protection from traffickers. They become part of a healthy, safe community of support that provides compassionate assistance while they address pressing legal, medical and emotional needs.
Services and Support
Women receive addiction counseling, job skills/GED classes, emergency counseling and transportation.
Services wil also include a crisis hotline, clothing, food and hygiene items.
Women learn life skills such as communication, conflict resolution, understanding boundaries, understanding trafficking and trauma, and making safe choices to help them live independent lives.