This facility is part of the five-year Changing Children's Lives capital campaign that raised more than $5.6 million statewide, and is one of two newly constructed centers and one expansion project to address the many needs of South Dakota's children at risk.
The LSS Center for Children and Youth will include critical programs such as Summit Oaks I and II, residential care for children at risk; specialized and treatment foster care; adoption and birth parent services; and school-based mentoring.
Last year, these LSS programs served more than 1,100 children and families.
New this spring, LSS was chosen to provide intensive residential services for up to 18 young people who have been diagnosed with severe and chronic mental health disorders.
The Changing Children's Lives capital campaign was a success because of the large network of dedicated volunteers, staff and donors who joined efforts to help South Dakota's children.