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Boys & Girls Club of Watertown

Address: 1000 3rd Ave NE, PO Box 833

Contact: Liz Christianson

Phone: 605-886-6666

Email: christiansonl@bgcofwatertown.com

Website: www.bgcofwatertown.comn

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



Child Protection Services SD Dept. of Social Services

Address: 2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 300

Contact: To report child abuse or neglect, please call the statewide number: 1-877-244-0864

Phone: For other services, call: 605-882-5000/fax:605-882-5045

Email: Contact: Kathleen Miller - Kathleen.Miller@state.sd.us

Website: http://dss.sd.gov/childprotection

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.



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

Address: 2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 300

Contact:

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

Email:

Website: www.dhs.sd.gov/ltss/offices.aspx

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.



South Dakota Court Services

Address: 14 1st Ave SE, PO Box 1054

Contact: Codington County Court House

Phone: Phone: 605-882-5110; Fax: 605-882-5106

Email:

Website:

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.



SD Department of Corrections - Juvenile Division

Address: 2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 400

Contact:

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

Email:

Website:

Supervises juvenile offenders in the community and in placement.



SD Department of Corrections - Foster Care

Address: 2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 400

Contact: Kim Tvedt

Phone: 605-882-5002

Email: kim.tvedt@state.sd.us

Website: www.doc.sd.gov/juvenile/foster/

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SDSU Cooperative Extension Service/Codington County

Address: 1910 W Kemp Ave, PO Box 996

Contact: Jodi Loehrer, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor

Phone: 605-882-6300

Email: jodi.loehrer@sdstate.edu

Website: www.codington.org/extension-service

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 www.facebook.com/Codington-County-4-H-265809406788692



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

Address: 1951 N HWY 20

Contact: Major Quenten Johnson

Phone: 1-800-658-3930

Email: quenten.j.johnson.mil@mail.mil

Website:

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



SDNG Service Member and Family Support - Family Assistant Specialist

Address: 1951 N HWY 20

Contact: Corinne Mahlen

Phone: 605-882-9375 or 605-415-0010

Email: corinne.m.mahlen.ctr@mail.mil

Website:

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.



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

Address: 1951 N HWY 20

Contact: Candice Bloom

Phone: 605-882-9376 or 605-787-3312

Email: candice.l.bloom.ctr@mail.mil

Website:

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.



CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program

Address: PO Box 281 Watertown, SD

Contact: Cammie Mengwasser

Phone: 605-520-8002

Email: eccasacammie@swiftel.net

Website: www.eastcentralcasa.com

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



Citizen Soldier for Life Program-Career Readiness Counselor

Address: 1951 N HWY 20

Contact: Emy Carlson

Phone: 605-882-9327

Email: emy.l.carlson.ctr@mail.mil

Website:

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Codington County Drug Court

Address: 14 1st Ave SE

Contact:

Phone: 605-882-5375

Email:

Website: ujs.sd.gov/uploads/drugcourt/CodingtonCountyDrugCourtHandbook.pdf

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.



Salvation Army

Address: 621 4th St SE

Contact: Lieutenants Zachary/Karissa Zumwalt

Phone: 605-886-4030

Email:

Website: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/watertown

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.