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THOSE YOU HELP


 

COMMUNITY & EMERGENCY SERVICES

 AMERICAN RED CROSS - DAKOTA PLAINS CHAPTER
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, and funded by donations, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps communities prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

CORNERSTONES CLC
Cornerstones Career Learning Center provides education and workplace training for Mitchell area employers and job seekers through basic skill classes, GED preparation and testing, National Career Readiness Certificate skill development and testing, computer instruction, and short-term industry training.

CRIME STOPPERS
Sponsors and Anti-Crime program through a Citizens Board of Directors in cooperation with Law Enforcement Officers.

DAKOTA COUNSELING INSTITUTE
Provides high quality mental health and substance abuse services for persons of all ages to Mitchell and area residents. Services include individual and group counseling, psychiatric and psychological evaluations, case management, halfway house and social detoxification, as well as educational and prevention programs in the community and schools.

DAVISON COUNTY VOLUNTEER SEARCH AND RESCUE
The Davison County Volunteer Search and Rescue Unit is an "Organized group of Trained Volunteers". This unit is designed to assist local agencies in emergency and disaster situations.

The Unit consists of 15 to 20 members with an organized style of administration that consists of a Captain, Asst. Captain and three Lieutenants. The Organization is administered by the Davison County Office of Emergency Management .

Mission: "To provide trained and organized response to emergencies and disasters and to provide trained and organized support to various emergency response agencies in and around Davison County."

LOVE FEAST
This agency is an "all volunteer" program which serves a nutritious meal two (2) times a month on Thursdays to those in need.  This agency also gives out shoes and backpacks (full of school supplies) just before school starts to those in need of this assistance.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES
This agency offers financial, individual and group counseling services. These programs are available for a reduced fee depending on family income or need.

Mission: "Inspired by God's love, the mission of Lutheran Social Serviced of SD is to care for, support, and strengthen individuals, families and communities. To that end, Consumer Credit Counseling Service offers a community service dedicated to providing confidential and professional financial counseling on individual and family money management, housing issues, and debt restructure".

MITCHELL AREA SAFE HOUSE
Provides emergency shelter and direct services to victims and their dependent children who have endured physical, emotional, sexual, or verbal abuse. The Family Visitation Center provides third party visitation and exchanges.

MITCHELL RECREATION PROGRAMS
Offers a programs of varied recreational and physical activities for adults, families and the handicapped. Specializes in year round activities for our youth.

MITCHELL REGIONAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Provides simple, decent, affordable housing to qualified families in Davison and Hanson counties.  Habitat believes providing shelter results in self-respect and the hope for a better life.

THE SALVATION ARMY
Assists the needy and less fortunate with food, clothing and other essentials. Maintains a year round Food Pantry. Provides food to the underprivileged and toys for their children during the Holiday Season. Also gives help in times of emergencies and disasters. Provides youth character building through the Wednesday Kid's Club.

YWCA
Operates Kids Klub involving enriching academic, social, and physical activities for elementary children after school; Teddy Bear Treasures, rewarding healthy lifestyle choices for low income mothers with child care items; and Girl Power for girls ages 9-13. The YWCA supports the mission of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library with the Mitchell United Way. All programming focuses on elimination racism and empowering women through family support activities.

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ELDERLY AND DISABILITY SERVICES

 

MEALS ON WHEELS
Volunteers deliver hot nutritious meals to the elderly, homebound, convalescent, and mentally handicapped 5 days a week.

MITCHELL ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Our mission is to advocate for people with disabilities. Our purpose is to foster acceptance and meaningful integration of people with physical and mental disabilities. We create, develop, and provide education and information regarding disabilities and the people they affect. We work with community leaders, businesses, and others to encourage that buildings, facilities, and programs are accessible to all.

LIFEQUEST
Provides necessary training, services, and supports to enable people with developmental disabilities to progress to their fullest potential and become more independent and involved members of the community.

PALACE TRANSIT/RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Place Transit provides public transportation in Mitchell and the surrounding communities seven (7) days per week. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) invites adults aged 55 and over to use their life experience and skills to answer the call of their neighbors giving anywhere from four (4) to forty (40) hours per week. The experience of a lifetime!

INDEPENDENT LIVING CHOICES
We provide services to people of all ages with any type of disability.  Services may include personal care, advocacy, information and referral, summer transition, peer support, and independent living skills training.  United Way funding is used to provide home modification and adaptive devices.

Mission: "We provide services to people with disabilities who make independence their choice."

SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
The Senior Citizens Center is located in the James Valley Community Center (JVCC) which is a recreational and educational facility designed by and for adults 55 and older in the Mitchell area. Several local senior citizen groups meet there, and activities and programs are held daily. The JVCC is to enrich the lives of older adults throughout the area and is also the home for the Place Transit, Senior Meals and RSVP.

SENIOR MEALS PROGRAM
Good nutrition for healthy living to those sixty (60) and over every weekday at five (5) congregate sites in Mitchell. Meal sites located in Ethan, Emery, Parkston, Spencer and Mt. Vernon. Meals are affordable, a great variety of food and an opportunity to meet new friends. Free transportation to meal sites in Mitchell.

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

ABBOTT HOUSE
Provides residency, education, counseling and care for troubled young girls while offering new opportunities in developing skills, values and behavior.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
The goals of the program are to increase youth's self confidence, social competence and caring attitude. This is done through one-to-one mentoring relationships with a mentor who is at least 16 years old or older.

BOY SCOUTS of Sioux Council
Scouting offers age-tailored, family based activities for boys ages 7-20 through Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting and young men and women ages 14-20 through its Venturing program.

CAMP ARROYA
Operates a day camp and nature center which provides a location for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other groups to carry out environmental education programs and other retreats.

DAVISON COUNTY CHILD PROTECTION
This agency was organized to provide supportive services relating to the prevention of child abuse, neglect and delinquency.

FIRST CIRCUIT CASA PROGRAM
The First Circuit Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (FCCASA) seeks to promote and protect the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings through the advocacy efforts of trained volunteers.

GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.

            Mission: 
To educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living

GIRL SCOUTS - DAKOTA HORIZONS COUNCIL
The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. From kindergarten through high school, girls learn the value and the fun of sharing experiences in an all-girl environment with adult volunteers serving as mentors and role models. All program activities are designed with girls in mind to spark their interests, address their concerns, build their skills, and explore the world around them. To learn more about scouting opportunities in the Mitchell area, contact Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons at 1-800-666-2141.

RONALD MCDONALD MOBILE DENTAL CARE
Assist local dentists in providing free dental care services to needy children in the Mitchell area.

WEEKEND SNACK PACK
We provide the school system weekly with bags of food for children to take home for the weekend.  Each bag contains an entre, a grain, a fruit and three other items.

           
Mission:  To put into the hands of children easy to prepare snacks for the weekend when parents are working or there is no food in their homes.

 

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Mitchell United Way
Touching Lives in the Mitchell area for over 31 years!

Mitchell United Way | 417 North Main, Ste. 103 | Mitchell SD 57301 | 605-996-3915 | stevens@mitchellunitedway.org

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