Every family's path to adoption is unique. Read Jim and Lora's story of adoption to learn how dedication, caring, and compassion paired with ample support and education can make such a difference in a child's life.
I knew I had an attitude problem. I talked back to my parents and teachers at school. When I got mad, I went off like a bomb. One day, my Mom told me we were going to get some help. Next thing I knew, we were on our way to Sioux Falls...
Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s restaurants, was adopted as a child. That life experience led to his passion of being an adoption advocate. In South Dakota, Children’s Home Society is the WWK partner agency.
There is a special event that happens every October for the kids at Sioux Falls Children's Home. One day is set aside to go to Outdoor Gear, a store specializing in all types of winter apparel, for kids to shop for new winter coats, hats, and mittens.
Children’s Home Society (CHS) has appointed Michelle Lavallee as its next chief executive officer. Lavallee follows Bill Colson, who will retire at the year end and served as CHS’s head for the past 10 years.
This is an email sent to staff by Sue Williams, the Program Director for Sioux Falls Children's Home. It sheds light on a key component of the CHS residential treatment philosophy. In light of yet more senseless shootings in our nation, I want to highlight The Six Core Strengths we are trying to instill in children who have suffered trauma.
Following a decade of leading South Dakota’s oldest nonprofit human services organization, Bill Colson, Executive Director of Children’s Home Society (CHS), has announced his plan to retire at the end of 2019.
Children’s Home Society, South Dakota’s oldest human services, non-profit organization, announced a $55 million donation from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford. The generous gift will transform CHS’s ability to assist children and adults in need and ensure the organization has adequate resources for decades to come.
In the United States, over 8 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year. Research suggests that the single strongest predictor of whether a child becomes either a perpetrator or victim of domestic violence later in life is whether or not they grow up in a home where domestic violence is present.