CSS receives Sr. Marmion memorials

Sr. Marmion Howe

Memorial gifts for Sr. Marmion Howe, OSB, one of the first executive directors of Catholic Social Services who died Nov. 26, 2020 at the age of 100, will benefit Catholic Social Services.

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Fall 2020 Newsletter (Annual Report)

A $50,000 grant from the Medica Foundation will help CSS expand and improve telehealth counseling and behavioral health services across western South Dakota in 2021 and beyond...

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Area Family Celebrates 2 Generations of CSS Adoption

Matt and Carrie Bunkowske with child

Adoption is always a family affair, but for Matt and Carrie Bunkowske it has become a family tradition, too.

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Suicide Prevention (QPR) in a Covid World: What is a school to do?

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Online Zoom Training: December 11, 2020 | 9:30am – 11:00am

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19 UP moms graduate from college

Tyresha Riquelmy-Yankton and family

When Tyresha Riquelmy-Yankton was first accepted into the Uplifting Parents Program (UP) in 2019, she was hesitant about the mentoring that she would be asked to do twice each month with an UP mentor.

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CSS gives help and hope during Covid closures

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People unable to pay their bills. Grandparents suddenly asked to provide childcare for grandchildren. Parents wondering how they would pay this month’s rent.  Families struggling to put food on the table.

They all found a little help and hope amid the Covid-19 pandemic at Catholic Social Services from the CSS Covid-19 Response Fund, which provides up to $250 per household for emergency needs.

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Prosperity Initiative Perseverance

Anna Castillo with degree

Per·se·ver·ance: noun Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Tenacity. Determination. Resolve. Resolution. Dedication. Endurance. Commitment.
You could add Anna Castillo’s name to that dictionary definition.

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UPLIFTING PARENTS helps single parents succeed

Kaitlyn with son

UPLIFTING PARENTS helps single parents succeed: Applications close March 14

Determination. Hard work. And the support of her Uplifting Parents mentor.

Kaitlyn, the single mother of a 3-year-old toddler, credits those three ingredients with helping her earn a  psychology degree from Black Hills State University in December 2019.

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Adoptive Families Needed

Jenny Spencer and family

I grew up in a big family with three siblings and over twenty cousins. I was very blessed to have two parents who loved each other and each of their children. They were positive role models that I wanted to be like for my own children one day.

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CSS Offers FASD Parenting 101 Classes

Monae Johnson teaching class

Monae Johnson has been parenting children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for the past 16 years, but the FASD Parenting 101 class at Catholic Social Services she attended recently was still a great reminder that there’s always something new to learn, or relearn, about FASD and its many challenges.

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