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Department of Social Services Hires Interim Hospital Administrator
The Department of Social Services is pleased to announce Marcene Dickes has accepted a position as the interim hospital administrator at the Human Services Center (HSC) in Yankton, S.D


South Dakota Receives Grant to Combat Opioid Use
The Department of Social Services (DSS), Division of Behavioral Health will receive $2 million in federal funding to help combat opioid use in South Dakota.


Meth Changes Everything Campaign Reaches 10,000 Participants
The Department of Social Services’ ‘Meth Changes Everything’ awareness campaign has given presentations to over 10,000 South Dakotans.


May is Foster Parent Appreciation & Awareness Month
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has designated May as Foster Parent Appreciation and Awareness Month for South Dakota.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
This month, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is taking an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health, including being aware of risk factors that can lead to suicide and how to get help.