LSS Event at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Sioux Falls

March 29, 2013

The Gathering Place at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls will be the site of the annual event to benefit Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota on Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m.

The benefit event will honor LSS supporters, share news about LSS and raise funds to support LSS services in Southeastern South Dakota.  Tickets are $10 per person, and pledges and contributions will be requested during the event.  A lunch will be served.  The event will conclude around 2:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

People you should know: 2013 Outstanding Mentor Nominees

March 28, 2013

On April 17, LSS Mentoring Services will hold our annual recognition breakfast to thank the 1,500 Sioux Falls area residents who volunteer through our program. At the event, we also recognize a few individuals that have gone above and beyond in their service and have been nominated as an Outstanding Mentor for 2013. Congratulations to all 18 nominees this year!

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Success! Plus lots of photos!

March 27, 2013

The first-ever Huron Taste of Cultures was a success! See for yourself:

Dipika and Dipti

Dipika and Dipti

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Pay Yourself First

March 26, 2013

Even when paying down debt is a priority, saving is still an essential step that alleviates the pressure to borrow. Pay Yourself First is a savings strategy that avoids having to live paycheck-to-paycheck, and reduces the amount of stress that can be caused by unexpected expenses or unforeseen reductions in income. Read on for 6 strategies to grow your savings.

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74 Years of Licensing!

March 25, 2013

This past week the LSS Adoption and Foster Care programs went through the annual process of being licensed as a Child Placement Agency in South Dakota. Kevin, the Licensing Specialist from Department of Social Services – Child Protection Services, made the trek out to the Rapid City LSS location on a Monday and traveled back to be in Sioux Falls on Wednesday. He reviewed several files of Foster Children, Foster Families, Adoptive Families and Pregnancy Counseling clients to ensure LSS maintains compliance in providing high quality services to clients. Although Kevin is not scary and, in fact, is quite helpful, there is always a little anxiety when it is time to be reviewed! At the end of two days we found out that indeed LSS again passed licensing another year. We did so in pretty good shape -thanks to great and dedicated staff! Read the rest of this entry »

Simple steps to help encourage kids to read

March 22, 2013

Last week, LSS Mentoring Services offered a webinar entitled Helping Struggling Readers. While this takes the perspective of what a mentor can do with their student to bolster reading skills, there are several great ideas for anyone who is teaching literacy and reading readiness included in the presentation.

The webinar is presented by Suzanne Maxwell, Assistant Professor at the University of Sioux Falls’ Fredrikson School of Education.

Click below to view the recording.


For a Good Cause in the Brookings Area

March 21, 2013
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Please join us in Brookings for the annual Dinner Benefit Event on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. The dinner will be held at the McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center. Come and enjoy a great dinner and a short program highlighting how your support is helping Brookings area residents. A gift or pledge will be requested at the event. Tickets are $10 each. Reservations are requested. You can register online or call 1-800-568-2401 ext 106. Read the rest of this entry »

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