Children's Home Society of South Dakota (Sioux Falls, SD)


  • Name:Rick Weber
  • Title:Development Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Children's Home Society of South Dakota
  • Address:PO Box 1749
    Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1749
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:605-334-6004

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Children's Home Society of South Dakota is to provide the essence of home - refuge, nourishment, love, and limits - for children whose homes have been violated; to shelter and serve battered women in crisis; to educate and counsel children whose special needs require special devotion; to guide families who need help in sustaining the essence of home; and to share the lessons of our own experience and lift up the wisdom of others.

  • Overview:
  • Children's Home Society provides emergency shelter, residential treatment and special education for children ages 4-14, forensic interview and examination centers, foster care and adoption services, and prevention services. In addition to serving victims of child abuse and domestic violence, Children's Home Society also partners with caring parents to help children with emotional or behavioral problems.

    Children’s Inn, in Sioux Falls, provides emergency shelter for women and/or children who are in abusive situations, assists in emergency shelter accommodations for male victims, and provides crisis intervention services and continued counseling services to all victims of abuse. Each year, Children’s Inn provides emergency shelter to over 500 children and nearly 400 women, and provides over 5,500 individual crisis intervention and support services.

    Black Hills Children’s Home near Rapid City and Sioux Falls Children’s Home, each accredited by The Joint Commission, provide psychiatric residential treatment for children ages 4-14 with severe emotional or behavioral problems, most often due to severe physical abuse, sexual abuse, or extreme neglect. Certified special education programs are provided to residential children with additional students joining for day school and treatment. Nearly 200 children receive residential treatment and another 45 children participate in the Day School Program each year.

    Children's Home Society operates the Child Advocacy Center of the Black Hills in Rapid City and partners with Sanford Health in the operation of Child’s Voice in Sioux Falls. Both centers provide expert forensic interviews and specialized medical examinations of children who are alleged victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. This single coordinated interview and physical exam eliminates the need for repeated interviews and examinations by multiple investigating parties. The Child Advocacy Center provides nearly 300 forensic interviews and examinations per year, and Child’s Voice provides over 1,000.

    Through a contract with SD Department of Social Services, Children's Home Society trains, qualifies, and conducts home studies for foster and adoptive families in SD. In addition, Children's Home Society recruits, trains, and licenses its own therapeutic foster families for children with moderate emotional/behavioral problems. Children's Home Society also provides post-adoption therapy to families experiencing difficulty with an adoptive placement. Nearly 150 foster and adoption training and support services are provided annually, resulting in over 30 children receiving therapeutic foster care and another 50 provided adoption services each year.

    Bright Start is Children's Home Society’s nurse home visitation program in Sioux Falls intended to improve the health and social functioning of at-risk, first-time mothers and their infants. Home visits begin during pregnancy and continue until the child is three years old. Program goals are to improve pregnancy outcomes, improve child health and development, and improve families’ economic self-sufficiency. Nearly 200 mothers with children receive visitation services per year.

    As part of a new prevention and training initiative, Children’s Home Society is developing a strategy to become more intentional and proactive in the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence. In 2014, Children's Home Society provided training and education for more than 7,100 adults and 2,300 children.

  • History:
  • Established in 1893, Children's Home Society is the oldest nonprofit, human services agency in South Dakota. Children's Home Society founders and pioneer child advocates, Elizabeth and William Sherrard, were determined to help the growing number of abused and abandoned children in the region, and welcomed those first children into their own home. Children's Home Society served as South Dakota’s principal orphanage and adoption agency for nearly 70 years, where thousands of children were rescued, cared for, and provided with permanent families.

    In the late 1960s, the need for orphanages diminished across the country as foster care became the preferred method of care for abused or neglected children. Children's Home Society refocused its efforts through the development of residential treatment and special education programs to serve children with severe emotional and behavioral problems, most often due to histories of abuse. Through a merger in 1998, Children’s Inn, founded in 1977 as an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and child abuse, became a program of Children’s Home Society. Today, Children's Home Society continues to identify ways to better serve children and families.

  • Year established:1893
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:46-0224542

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:460224542
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% DEBBIE BOE
  • Organization Address:801 N SYCAMORE AVE
  • Organization City:SIOUX FALLS
  • Organization State:SD
  • Organization Zip:57110-5746
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 1944
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):399
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other housing activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P73Z
  • Asset Amount:$30,626,477
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$19,976,683
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$19,467,619
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 7:23:02 pm

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