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DSS issuing additional support to child care programs
Child care providers in South Dakota are set to receive a second financial boost from the Department of Social Services (DSS) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Human Services Center aims for zero suicides
The goal is zero. South Dakota’s only state run inpatient psychiatric facility, the South Dakota Human Services Center, is using “Zero Suicide” practices to help save lives.


DSS awarded $1.2 million to help prevent adult suicide
More than 68,000 South Dakotans are expected to be helped over the next three years in the fight against adult suicide, thanks to a $1.2 million federal grant recently awarded to South Dakota’s Department of Social Services (DSS). The money is intended to help prevent suicide in the 25 and older age group.


September is ‘Suicide Prevention Month’ and ‘Recovery Month’ in South Dakota
Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed September both Suicide Prevention Month and Recovery Month in South Dakota.


DSS looks to ‘change minds’ on youth suicide
“Change my mind” is the main message behind the youth suicide prevention campaign recently kicked off through BeThe1SD, a joint effort between the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) and Department of Health (DOH).


DSS provides support to child care programs
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has awarded more than $3 million to child care providers so far in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of ongoing efforts to support South Dakota families.


DSS’ 605 Strong program off to solid start
More than 1,875 South Dakotans have found COVID-19 support and resources since the launch of the 605 Strong program, the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) announced today.

Child Support Commission allowed extra time for review
The Department of Social Services (DSS) will convene the Commission on Child Support in 2021 to review child support guidelines.