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Community/State Resources & Contacts


Avera Behavioral Health Center


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.

Avera Behavioral Health Center


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.


Avera Behavioral Health Services | Counseling


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


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 Program | Center for Disabilities

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

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.



Phone: (605) 444-9500 or 1-800-584-9294 (toll free)


Children's Home Society


Phone: (605) 334-6004
Services: Residential and psychiatric treatment to emotionally disturbed and learning disabled children and their parents.


Teachwell (East Dakota Educational Cooperative)


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.


McCrossans Boys Ranch


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.

Sioux Falls Psychological Services


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.

Disability Rights (formerly South Dakota Advocacy Services)


Contact:  Cole Uecker, Executive Director
Address: 2520 E. Franklin St. Ste2, Pierre, SD  57501
Phone: (605) 224-8294 or 1-800-658-4782

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.


South Dakota Department of Education


Contact for Cooperative Schools: Debra Willert, Regional Rep.
Phone: (605) 773-2594



South Dakota Parent Connection


Contact: Carla Miller, 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.


Southeastern Behavioral Health


Contact: Laura Boone
Address: 2000 South Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (605) 271-2478

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

Suicide Prevention Helpline Center

Phone: DIAL 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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.


Transition Services Liaison


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

Phone: (605) 367-5330


Volunteers of America Dakotas

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

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