Children’s Inn provides shelter services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse & neglect. Services are provided, but are not limited, to the South Dakota counties of Minnehaha, McCook, Lincoln, Turner, and Union.
Children’s Inn’s emergency shelter is located at 409 N. Western Avenue in Sioux Falls, and is a safe, secured facility.There is no cost to stay at the shelter.
If you need help, please call (605) 338-4880, or 1-888-378-7398. If you are not safe right now, please dial 911.
The Child Safety Seat Distribution Program focuses on keeping children safe by providing child safety seats at no cost to families that meet income eligibility requirements to ensure that they are in the best child seat for their height and weight until they are at least 4'9". At 4'9", most children can safely wear a seat belt.
CHILD Services is committed to enhancing the development, health and safety of children in eastern South Dakota. By partnering with State and local agencies, we provide programs and services to the adults who most impact the lives of children.
The Division of Economic Assistance promotes the wellbeing and provides supports to achieve self-sufficiency of families, children, individuals, elderly and persons with disabilities by providing medical, nutritional and financial services and through assessment and referral to other state, federal and local resources.
South Dakota WIC is a public health nutrition program that provides information on healthy eating and breastfeeding, referrals to healthcare and other services, and nutritious foods to supplement diets for income-eligible, women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants and children up to age five.
The Sioux Falls Hope Coalition focuses on narrowing the achievement gap in our community through one simple strategy: Ensuring that every child gets a chance to attend preschool. Supported by business leaders, the United Way, and non-profits, the coalition is seeking to place children, currently on a waiting list for subsidized preschool, into existing high quality faith-based programs.
One of the top priorities of the Bright Start Initiative is to assure that every baby born in South Dakota has the opportunity for a good start in life. Bright Start is a comprehensive early childhood initiative composed of the following components:Home Visitation,Newborn Hearing Screenings, Early Intervention Screenings, Immunizations Web Site, Parent/Infant Welcome Box, Responsive Parenting Seminars
Connecting families caring for children/youth (ages birth to 26) with the full range of disabilities or special health care needs to information, traning and resources in an environment of support, hope and respect.
The Teddy Bear Den is an incentive and education based program for the limited income pregnant women in the Sioux Falls, SD community. We provide referrals, education and incentives to pregnant women, teens, new parents and their families