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SMILE Program 

The Judges of the Second Judicial Circuit, Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties, have adopted a general requirement that all parents in divorce, custody, and visitation (parenting time) cases complete a short online class communicating the effects of divorce or parental conflict on children. In this Circuit, the judges have chosen to use the SMILE Program, which stands for “Start Making It Livable for Everyone”. SMILE was originally developed by a group of Michigan courts and “Friend of the Courts” programs (called Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, here in South Dakota). SMILE is now used by many states and jurisdictions across the United States. Learn More


Sioux Falls Housing & Redevelopment Commission

The mission of the Sioux Falls Housing & Redevelopment Commission is to improve the quality of life for the Sioux Falls Community, specifically its lower income residents, by administering housing assistance payments programs, promoting the development of affordable, decent and safe housing opportunities, and economic self-sufficiency in a non-discriminatory manner.


630 S. Minnesota Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57104-4825

(605) 332-0704

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HUD 'Find Shelter' Tool

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today introduced the Find Shelter tool, a new resource developed by the Department to help individuals and families in need to locate nearby resources. Specifically, users can search for facilities that provide shelter, clothing, health clinics, and food pantries to those in need. Find Shelter provides mapping and contact information for these service providers and the site is optimized for mobile use.

Minnehaha County Human Services

The Minnehaha County Human Services office is dedicated to providing the support and relief of indigent individuals and families who are county residents or transitory. Depending upon funding and eligibility, available emergency services may include shelter, rent, food/non-food items, utility bills, medications, state identification cards, transportation, burials, dental services, optometric services, or hospital bills. County assistance is provided only when other resources have been exhausted. We also strive to promote collaborative efforts by ensuring that all individuals and families locate alternative supportive resources that will educate, empower, and assist them in reaching their maximum potential for self-sufficiency. The county maintains after hour and weekend emergency on-call services though the 211 Helpline which can be accessed by dialing 211.


521 N. Main Ave, Suite 201

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

(605) 367-4217

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SD Voices for Peace

Providing free legal services for unaccompanied minors and Immigrant Survivors of violence in SD.

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Department of Social Services

DHS - Division of Long Term Services and Supports

South Dakota Free Legal Answers

Children's Inn

The Compass Center

South Dakota Unified Judicial System

Native American Rights Fund

South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

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