Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center breaks ground for House of Hope

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- It’s been a long time coming, but ground has been broken at the site of the Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center House of Hope in Pierre.

Executive Director Sarah Reinhart says the current shelter isn’t large enough to serve their clients.

Reinhart says they offer a variety of services to those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking.

Missouri Shores Board President LeeAnna Fitzgerald says they have known a larger shelter was needed.

Pierre City Commissioner Jamie Huizenga (high-zin-ga) says the work done by Missouri Shores helps everyone.

Reinhart says if a group or individual would like to donate money or supplies to Missouri Shores, they can reach out to her.

The initial estimate for the House of Hope was around $3.5 million, but due to inflation the total increased to about $5 million. It’s being built in the northeast part of Pierre near City Hall.

If you have questions or would like to donate to the Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center House of Hope project, call 605-224-0256.