Parent Resources



Community/State Resources & Contacts

24-Hour Free Assessment Line

Phone: 1-800-691-4336 (toll free) 

Services: Call to speak with a confidential assessment counselor available 24 hours a day for any of your behavioral health concerns, such as depression, ADHD, autism, Asperger's Syndrome, addiction, anxiety disorders, conduct disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and risk of suicide.

Child or Adolescent Programs

Contact: Steve Lindquist, Associate Vice-President

Address: 4400 West 69th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Phone: (605) 322-4065 or 1-800-691-4336 (24-hour free assessment line)

Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, and Insurance

Eligibility: Children ages 4-11 years; adolescents ages 12-18 years.

Address: 2412 South Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Phone: (605) 322-4079

Fees: Insurance (fees vary by service)

Birth to Three Connections | Center for Disabilities

Contact: Shelly Grinde, Birth to Three Program Coordinator

Phone: (605) 357-1439 or 1-800-658-3080 (toll free)

Fees: None

Services: Program available to any family with a child Birth to 3 years old that has difficulty learning, growing, or behaving like other children in their age group, or has a medical condition that doctors feel may need special attention. Works with other agencies to support families with children Birth to 3 years with identifying needs and accessing community services.

Deaf-Blind ProgramCenter for Disabilities

Contact: Austin Winberg, Deaf-Blind Program Coordinator

Phone: (605) 357-1439 or 1-800-658-3080 (toll free)

Fees: None

Services: Ensures that the unique needs of children Birth to 21 years with a dual-sensory impairment are met with high-quality, appropriate services.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Disabilities

Contact: Shelly Grinde, Director of Supports and Services

Phone: (605) 357-1439 or 1-800-658-3080 (toll free)

Hours: Clinics are held 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month on the Augustana College Campus

Fees: Call for information on specific costs

Services: Provides appropriate diagnoses of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) with on-site consultation to assist with the implementation of recommendations as a result of the diagnosis.

LifeScape (Children's Care Hospital and School)

Contact: Dianna Rajski, CEO

Phone: (605) 782-2300 or 1-800-584-9294 (toll free)

Phone: (605) 334-6004

Services: Residential and psychiatric treatment to emotionally disturbed and learning disabled children and their parents.

Contact: Joan Frevik, Director

Phone: (605) 367-7680

Services: Career and Technical Education, Career Guidance, Career Placement, Health EdVenture, Transition Advantage (helps young adults ages 18-21 who require assistance and support while pursuing transition goals. It is a community-based program assisting in employment and independent-living skills through the Individual Education Plan team process), High Impact (a program designed to meet the needs of area youth whose behavior has created a need for an alternative placement), and residential treatment facilities.

Address: 47135  260th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Phone: (605) 339-1203

Fees: Daily cost of care and education tuition

Eligibility: All programs serve boys 10-18 year; Independent Living Program for boys 18-20 years; Evening Treatment Program serves both boys and girls.

Services: Community Reintegration, Crisis Stabilization, Evening Treatment Program, Residential Group Care and Independent Living Program, Respite Care, and Short-Term Assessments.

Contact: Amanda Creviston

Phone: (605) 271-0218


Contact: Douglas Anderson, Clinical Director

Address: 2109 South Norton Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Phone: (605) 334-2696

Fees: Medicare and Medicaid accepted

Services: Individual, marital, and family therapy; psychological evaluation and testing; therapy for children, and group therapy

Contact:  Robert J. Kean, Executive Director

Address:  2121 West 63th Place, Suite 30,  Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Phone: (605) 361-7438

Fees: Typically free

Services: Designated by Governor to assist in providing protection and advocacy to eligible South Dakotans. Persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness or participating in rehabilitation services, or parents, relatives, guardians, friends, teachers, attorneys, professionals, or others concerned with the rights of the disabled are invited to contact South Dakota Advocacy Services.

Contact for Cooperative Schools: Rebecca Cain, Regional Rep.

Phone: (605) 280-3568

Contact: Elaine Roberts, Director

Address: 3701 West 49th Street Suite 102, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Phone: (605) 361-3171 or 1-800-640-4553 (toll free)

Fees: None

Eligibility: Serves children Birth to 26 years with any type of disability or special health care need.

Services: Provides information, training resources and assistance to parents, educators, and service providers caring for children with disabilities or special health care needs. Services include: lending library, quarterly newsletter, linking parents for support, individualized technical assistance, parent/professional information workshops regarding disability issues, and various volunteer/educational opportunities for individuals/families/professionals.

Contact: Vicki Rowe, CEO

Address: 2000 South Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Phone: (605) 336-0510

Services: Outpatient counseling, special education, adult day services, vocational, home-based, group, residential, supervised apartments, and consultation services.

Contact: Dr. Harriet Scott, Clinical Director

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or DIAL 211

Fees: None

Services: 24-hour statewide crisis hotline that provides confidential listening and support services, and direct crisis intervention for individuals considering suicide. The Helpline receives calls from individuals who are suicidal, or from friends or family members of someone who may be suicidal.

Contact: Bev Petersen

Address: 811 East 10th Street, Dept. 21, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Phone: (605) 367-5330


Volunteers of America Dakotas

Contact: Pam Bollinger, CEO

Address: 1309 West 51st Street, Sioux Falls, SD  57105

Phone: (605) 334-1414 or 1-800-365-8336 (toll free)

Programs: Alcohol and Drug Aftercare Program for Youth, Bowden Youth Center, Child Care and Family Literacy Center, Circle of Hope Childcare Center, Crisis Child Care, Even Start Family Literacy Program, Family Crisis Intervention, Foster Care Services for Youth, Group Care Program for Youth, Heisler Chemical Dependency Treatment Program, Highway Safety Program, Life Marks Counseling and Mediation Services, New-Start, Psychiatric Residential Treatment, South Dakota Family Support Program, Southeastern Prevention Resource Center, Tobacco Prevention Program, Youth Link/Kids Campus