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The Department of Social Services Hires Human Services Center Administrator
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has named Ken Cole as the Human Services Center (HSC) hospital administrator.


Funding Available to Support Training and Continuing Education Regarding Opioid Addiction in South Dakota
The Department of Social Services (DSS) will be providing grant funds to support South Dakota organizations and agencies seeking to deliver continuing education or training to professionals in combatting the opioid epidemic.


South Dakota Department of Social Services Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Combat SNAP Fraud
The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) recently launched a public awareness campaign, “It’s FOOD or it’s FRAUD” to explain the purpose of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the appropriate use of program benefits.


Awareness Campaign Aimed at Reducing Youth Suicide in South Dakota is launched
The South Dakota Department of Social Services has developed a suicide awareness and prevention campaign, BeThe1SD, to help decrease the number of suicides in South Dakota.


April 8 – 14 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
The Department of Social Services (DSS) is commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by raising awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights, and introducing the community to the important resources and services available.


Rapid City Department of Social Services Hosts Art Exhibit for Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Department of Social Services (DSS) in Rapid City is hosting a special art exhibit in partnership with the Rapid City Arts council at the Dahl Arts Center.