The Treasured House


Restoring FREEDOM

Established by Treasured Lives, The Treasured House will be the first crisis house in South Dakota for survivors of sex trafficking and CSE (commercial sexual exploitation).

Currently, there are no temporary women’s shelters that specialize in assisting survivors of sex trafficking in the state or the surrounding area. As a result, victims often end up in domestic violence shelters that are
not equipped to deal with the complex trauma of sex trafficking. Without a safe place to stay, victims are at high risk for returning to their traffickers. The Treasured House provides a safe haven, giving hope
to those who enter. Here, the healing process begins. Some of the topics we will go through will be very tough while others will be fun or even amusing.

It’s important to remember that no one person’s healing walk will be identical to another’s. However, you will find that it is the support and acceptance of one another that will help you on this journey. This
group is for survivors of any form of sexual trauma.

Our Objectives

  • To provide a place of safety and hope, thus alleviating the need to return to victimization.
  • To assess strategical placement of victims to receive the best possible long-term care.
  • To begin the healing process.
  • To assist in understanding the factors that put some individuals at higher risk than others.

By Survivors, For Survivors

As the first survivor-run sex trafficking organization in South Dakota, we recognize the importance in victims working with those that have experiences like theirs, and that have gone on to live healthy,
productive lives. Often, survivors have not met other survivors, and doing so can be healing in and of itself.


Our Objectives

  • A cozy, non-hospital atmosphere
  • A safe environment with security system
  • Individual and family rooms
  • 24/7 trained staff on-site
  • Food, shelter, clothing, necessities
  • Access to trauma counseling, support groups, peer mentoring
  • Access to medical and dental care
  • Crisis care
  • Online classes
  • Respite care
  • Access to legal help
  • Individualized stay plans
  • One-on-one case management

Support The
Treasured House

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, we depend on the help of others in order to provide the services needed to assist survivors in permanently leave their traffickers. Join the mission and donate today!

Treasured Lives

Treasured Lives is South Dakota’s first survivor-led anti-trafficking organization. Our mission is to provide avenues of healing, safety and hope to those exploited by sex trafficking. The mission of
Treasured Lives is to:

  • Provide a safe environment for survivors of sex trafficking and CSE.
  • Free those in bondage, whether physically, spiritually, or emotionally, and advocate for a future in which they can thrive.
  • Spread awareness and education regarding sexual exploitation to help end sex trafficking and abuse.