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Pathfinder Center


safe, stable, supportive

About us

Located in central South Dakota, Pathfinder Center is a 501c3 nonprofit Community Based refuge for victims of human trafficking.  The renovated facility opened in the Summer of 2017.


Our Mission and Purpose:

  • 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.

For more information contact
Lisa Heth, Executive Director

Learn more information about Pathfinder Center and human trafficking by clicking on the pdf.  

Our Key Objectives

  • Women have safe, stable housing and are protected from traffickers.


  • Women become part of a healthy, safe community of suppport that provides assistance while they address pressing legal, medical and emotional needs.


  • 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.


  • Women receive addiction counseling, job skills/GED classes, emergency counseling and transportation.


  • Services will also include a crisis hotline, clothing, food and hygiene items.

Read and print our
Intake Form 

Learn more information about our Alternative Pathways to Healing by clicking on the pdf.
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