Groves executive assistant at Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter

Courtesy photo: Carolyn Groves

BROOKINGS – Carolyn Groves was recently hired as executive assistant at the Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter.

Groves graduated high school from Wessington Springs in 2017 and then attended Mitchell Technical Institute for two year, graduating with her associate’s degree in human services. After attending Dakota Wesleyan University for another two years, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. 

While attending MTI, Groves did an internship at the Mitchell Area Safehouse, “and I instantly knew helping others in domestic violence and sexual assault was something I love to do. After my internship, I worked as an advocate at the Mitchell Area Safehouse for close to two years. As an advocate, I was nominated and named the Marsy’s Law Challenge Coin Recipient,” she said.

Marsy’s Law ensures that victims of crime have equal constitutional rights on the same level as those accused and convicted of crimes.

Groves moved to the Brookings area in June 2021 and wanted to keep helping victims and survivors. She reached out to the Brookings shelter and was hired as executive assistant.

“I love every bit of my job,” Groves said. “I enjoy the employees and board members and community members that I work with, and I love making a difference in victims and survivors’ lives.”

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