The Porch Light

Posted on November 02, 2021

Children's Inn's broke ground this spring for building a new facility. Learn how we "Rocked the Inn" and other stories in this issue of The Porch Light.

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Children’s Home Society and Foundation Welcome New Board Members

Posted on October 07, 2021

At the annual meeting on September 30, 2021, Children’s Home Society of South Dakota (CHS) and the Children’s Home Foundation (CHF) each welcomed five new board members. The new CHS board members elected were Scott Scofield, Melissa Johnson, Jim Schmidt and Senator Deb Soholt, all of Sioux Falls and Amy Koenig of Rapid City. New CHF board members are Dennis Aanenson of Sioux Falls, Kara Flynn and Bobby Sundby of Rapid City, Molly Peterson of Brandon and Marty Jackley of Pierre.

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We’ll Keep Doing it Until They Make Us Stop

Posted on September 23, 2021

Who in the world would voluntarily raise 24 children—most of whom have behavioral, developmental or medical needs? It’s hard enough to take care of one or two children, let alone two dozen! That's why therapeutic foster parents are straight up superstars.

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Preview the upcoming Caring for the Kids TV Special

Posted on July 29, 2021

Tom Roberts, the Event Coordinator with the Children’s Home Foundation, had the opportunity to sit down on Keloland Living this week to give us a preview of our upcoming Caring for the Kids TV Special on Keloland TV. Thank you, Keloland, for your support! Tune in to the special on Tuesday, August 3rd at 6:30pm CT/5:30pm MT.

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CHS Aces DSS Review

Posted on July 23, 2021

Children's Home Society of South Dakota recently passed the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) annual licensing review with flying colors—as usual.

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Thank You for Caring for the Kids!

Posted on August 19, 2020

Children’s Home Society of South Dakota (CHS) is pleased to announce that with generous support from businesses and individuals across South Dakota and beyond, CHS’s “Caring For the Kids” campaign has raised over

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No Matter What

Posted on May 04, 2020

Since its beginning in 1893, Children’s Home Society (CHS) has had a storied history. There has been much to celebrate over 127 years, but perhaps nothing more important than overcoming many chapters of hardship.

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A Commanding View

Posted on March 26, 2020

Tomorrow is Friday, March 27, 2020. On this very day, 118 years ago, Children’s Home Society had a red-letter day in its history.

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Passenger Praise

Posted on January 30, 2020

I made a point to ask each of my passengers who they were. For some reason, I had quite a few grandparents as passengers on many of my shuttle trips.

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The Voice

Posted on December 12, 2019

You just never know what is going to touch a child who has suffered trauma—what it is that will break down the wall of sadness, mistrust, and anger...

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Adoption - One Family's Journey

Posted on November 27, 2019

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.

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Using Power Tools

Posted on November 25, 2019

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...

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What is Wendy's Wonderful Kids?

Posted on November 11, 2019

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.

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Adoption - A Child's Perspective

Posted on November 07, 2019

14-Year old Lucy participates in a short but powerful Q&A about her experience with adoption and what she would want others to know from an adoptive child's perspective.

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A Coat to Warm a Girl... and Your Heart

Posted on October 29, 2019

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.

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Strength Training

Posted on August 23, 2019

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.

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T. Denny Sanford Donates $55 million to Children's Home Society

Posted on January 08, 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.

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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Posted on May 18, 2018

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.

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