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Boys & Girls Club of Watertown

1000 3rd Ave NE, PO Box 833
Liz Christianson

Main Site Programming - Provides program services in the areas of physical wellness, education, art, and character and leadership development to youth in grades 1 - 12. The annual membership fee of $25 a year includes snacks and meals. Kidscope - is a state licensed, out-of-school time, activities program, which provides quality care to children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Kidscope is located at Roosevelt, Lincoln, and Jefferson Elementary Schools during the school year. There is also one Kidscope site in the summer months. Arrow Prep - is a state licensed program that provides educational based preschool learning opportunities to children ages 3-5. Arrow Prep provides: Physical Education, arts and crafts, social recreation, songs, and lots of FUN! Other Programs Offered: 3rd and 4th grade Flag Football 5th and 6th grade Tackle Football 1-2nd gr Hoopla Basketball Skills Program 5-8th gr Optimist Basketball Tournament Leadership Clubs Community Halloween Party Codington County Youth Diversion (see page 33) Prevention and Diversion Programs

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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program

PO Box 281 Watertown, SD
Cammie Mengwasser

This program provides special adult advocates, appointed through the court system, for children, when the need is present.

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Child Protection Services SD Dept. of Social Services

2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 300
To report child abuse or neglect, please call the statewide number: 1-877-244-0864
For other services, call: 605-882-5000/fax:605-882-5045
Contact: Kathleen Miller -

Child Protection Services receives and assesses reports of child abuse/neglect. If a child is found to be unsafe in the parent's home, CPS works with the family on a plan to ensure the child's safety.

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Citizen Soldier for Life Program-Career Readiness Counselor

1951 N HWY 20
Emy Carlson


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Codington County Drug Court

14 1st Ave SE


This program is designed for adults whose problems stem from substance abuse. As an individual enters this program, he or she must be motivated to work toward changing their lifestyle and becoming free of alcohol and chemical addiction. This program is accessible regardless of age, religion, sex, ethnic origin, sexual preference, marital status, or physical and/or mental disability. It is a court-managed, alcohol/drug intervention treatment program, designed to provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional criminal case processing.

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Division of Long Term Services and Supports (formally Adult Services and Aging)

2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 300

Phone: 605-882-5010 Fax: 605-882-5045

Provides in-home services to low income, elderly, and disabled individuals. Services available are homemaker, personal care (bathing assistance), nursing, medical supplies, and nutritional supplements. The individuals are assessed to determine the services needed. Long Term Services and Supports is also a referral agency for community resources. The Ombudsman program provides advocacy services for individuals in assisted-living nursing facilities.

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Salvation Army

621 4th St SE
Lieutenants Zachary/Karissa Zumwalt

Youth/Family: We offer annual summer camps for chidlren and families. Please call for more information. Our Ignite Youth Programs begin in September and are offered every Wednesday for boys and girls ages 4-18: Music Academy at 5pm, Dinner Served at 5:45pm, and Character Building at 6:15pm. . Rides can be provided. Family: We offer a NO COST, intensive case management support program to assist families with children in becoming more self-sufficient, as well as connecting them to local resources. The program is called Pathway of Hope. Please contact our case manager, Shannon, to discuss program interest and eligibility. There must be at least one child under the age of 18 within the household to qualify.

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SD Department of Corrections - Foster Care

2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 400
Kim Tvedt


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SD Department of Corrections - Juvenile Division

2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 400

605-882-5002 Fax: 605-882-5369

Supervises juvenile offenders in the community and in placement.

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SD National Guard (SDNG) Service Member & Family Support (SMFS) Division

1951 N HWY 20
Major Quenten Johnson

The SMFS program is to promote healthy Military Families who are self-reliant during both deployment and non deployment through education, outreach services and partnerships with community organizations. The SMFS team also provides referral to other programs and resources, crisis assistance, and other support. We promote Family wellness through benefits and programs available for service members and their families. Many of our programs provide on-going support to veterans, military retirees, and their families. Our team is ready to support and assist your Family in any way possible to take advantage of any and all services available. We are here for you! Programs that encompass the Service Member and Family Support Division are as follows: Family Readiness Family Assistance Center Airman & Family Readiness Center Yellow Ribbon/Reintegration Child and Youth Program Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Military Funeral Honors Survivor Outreach Services Military OneSource Suicide Prevention Program Transition Assistance Advisor Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Other Support Organizations: Office of the Chaplain Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response & Prevention

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SDNG Service Member and Family Support - Family Assistant Specialist

1951 N HWY 20
Corinne Mahlen
605-882-9375 or 605-415-0010

Family Assistance Centers provide a focal point of information thorough six essential services. Family Assistance Centers are critical in providing help to all military. This hold especially true for geographically dispersed families who are unable to access services at local base, installation or fort. In other fords, Family Assistance personnel are the "Easy Button" for assistance and referral for service members and their families.

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SDNG Service Member & Family Support - Child & Youth Program Coordinator

1951 N HWY 20
Candice Bloom
605-882-9376 or 605-787-3312

The goal of the SDNG Child & Youth Program is to support the social, emotional, and academic needs of military children and youth throughout the state. This is done through developing and implementing programs and activities that promote leadership and character development, build confidence, facilitate connection between other youth and help them to better understand their role as a military child. The child and Youth Program also provides resources and information to youth, their families, and communities, and partners with other local and national organizations serving youth as well.

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SDSU Cooperative Extension Service/Codington County

1910 W Kemp Ave, PO Box 996
Jodi Loehrer, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor

4-H/Youth Development - Character Education; 4-H; Nutrition, Science; After School Enrichment, Kid Kare Babysitting Clinic ;Strengthening Families 10-14 Program. Find us on Facebook at

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South Dakota Court Services

14 1st Ave SE, PO Box 1054
Codington County Court House
Phone: 605-882-5110; Fax: 605-882-5106

Works within the Unified Judicial System for the State of South Dakota. The client base is derived through formal court proceedings as well as diversion programs referred through the local State's Attorney. Court Services' role is to monitor the compliance of all conditions set down by the Court in alleged juvenile delinquent matters and Child in Need of Supervision matters.