RAPID CITY –The Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board and the Oyate Health Center were honored alongside other local organizations for contributions to the creation of an emergency homeless shelter in Rapid City earlier in the summer.
All Women Are Honored, a shelter and healing home for domestic violence victims managed by Norma Rendon, honored individuals who worked collectively to provide oversight to the COVID homeless shelter this past summer. The honoring ceremony took place on November 17, at the Pennington County EOC in Rapid City.
Jerilyn Church and Rikkie Schad represented the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board and the Oyate Health Center at the event.
The shelter was located inside the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. It was a major collaborative effort among numerous community organizations — including Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Oyate Health Center, Where All Women are Honored, Rapid City-Pennington County Emergency Management, Pennington County Health and Human Services, Monument Health, Community Health of the Black Hills, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Pennington County, City of Rapid City, Rapid City Fire Department, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, the Care Campus, the Civic Center and members of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition.
The health board continues its efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 amongst the city’s homeless population.