AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVING EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need through a network, here, at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Cycle Services, Service to Armed Forces, Blood Services, Health & Safety Services and International Services.
CORNERSTONES CLC Cornerstones Career Learning Center provides education and workplace training for Mitchell area employers and job seekers through basic skill classes, GED preparation and testing, National Career Readiness Certificate skill development and testing, computer instruction, and short-term industry training.
CRIME STOPPERS Sponsors and Anti-Crime program through a Citizens Board of Directors in cooperation with Law Enforcement Officers.
DAKOTA COUNSELING INSTITUTE Provides high quality mental health and substance abuse services for persons of all ages to Mitchell and area residents. Services include individual and group counseling, psychiatric and psychological evaluations, case management, halfway house and social detoxification, as well as educational and prevention programs in the community and schools.
DAVISON COUNTY VOLUNTEER SEARCH AND RESCUE The Davison County Volunteer Search and Rescue Unit is an "Organized group of Trained Volunteers". This unit is designed to assist local agencies in emergency and disaster situations.
The Unit consists of 15 to 20 members with an organized style of administration that consists of a Captain, Asst. Captain and three Lieutenants. The Organization is administered by the Davison County Office of Emergency Management .
Mission: "To provide trained and organized response to emergencies and disasters and to provide trained and organized support to various emergency response agencies in and around Davison County."
LOVE FEAST This agency is an "all volunteer" program which serves a nutritious meal two (2) times a month on Thursdays to those in need. This agency also gives out shoe vouchers and backpacks (full of school supplies) just before school starts to those in need of this assistance.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES In Mitchell, Lutheran Social Services provides professional outpatient mental health counseling to help people cope with life events. The LSS Center for Financial Resources helps people achieve financial stability through financial and housing counseling from certified credit and housing counselors.
MITCHELL AREA SAFE HOUSE Provides emergency shelter and direct services to victims and their dependent children who have endured physical, emotional, sexual, or verbal abuse. The Family Visitation Center provides third party visitation and exchanges.
MITCHELL RECREATION PROGRAMS Offers a programs of varied recreational and physical activities for adults, families and the handicapped. Specializes in year round activities for our youth.
MITCHELL REGIONAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Provides simple, decent, affordable housing to qualified families in Davison and Hanson counties. Habitat believes providing shelter results in self-respect and the hope for a better life.
THE SALVATION ARMY Assists the needy and less fortunate with food, clothing and other essentials. Maintains a year round Food Pantry. Provides food to the underprivileged and toys for their children during the Holiday Season. Also gives help in times of emergencies and disasters. Provides youth character building through the Wednesday Kid's Club.
YWCA Operates Kids Klub involving enriching academic, social, and physical activities for elementary children after school; Teddy Bear Treasures, rewarding healthy lifestyle choices for low income mothers with child care items; and Girl Power for girls ages 9-13. The YWCA supports the mission of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library with the Mitchell United Way. All programming focuses on elimination racism and empowering women through family support activities.
ELDERLY AND DISABILITY SERVICES
MEALS ON WHEELS Volunteers deliver hot nutritious meals to the elderly, homebound, convalescent, and mentally handicapped 5 days a week.
MITCHELL ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Our mission is to advocate for people with disabilities. Our purpose is to foster acceptance and meaningful integration of people with physical and mental disabilities. We create, develop, and provide education and information regarding disabilities and the people they affect. We work with community leaders, businesses, and others to encourage that buildings, facilities, and programs are accessible to all.
LIFEQUEST Provides necessary training, services, and supports to enable people with developmental disabilities to progress to their fullest potential and become more independent and involved members of the community.
RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Place Transit provides public transportation in Mitchell and the surrounding communities seven (7) days per week. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) invites adults aged 55 and over to use their life experience and skills to answer the call of their neighbors giving anywhere from four (4) to forty (40) hours per week. The experience of a lifetime!
INDEPENDENT LIVING CHOICES We provide services to people of all ages with any type of disability. Services may include personal care, advocacy, information and referral, summer transition, peer support, and independent living skills training. United Way funding is used to provide home modification and adaptive devices.
Mission: "We provide services to people with disabilities who make independence their choice."
JAMES VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER Changes the Face of Aging. We are de3dicated to providing participants with a variety of leisure, recreational, cultural and educational activities in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.
SENIOR MEALS PROGRAM Good nutrition for healthy living to those sixty (60) and over every weekday at five (5) congregate sites in Mitchell. Meal sites located in Ethan, Parkston, Spencer and Mt. Vernon. Meals are affordable, a great variety of food and an opportunity to meet new friends. Free transportation to meal sites in Mitchell.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
ABBOTT HOUSE Provides residency, education, counseling and care for South Dakota girls 7 - 23 who suffer from abuse, neglect and self-harm. Using three different programs: residential treatment, therapeutic foster care and independent living. Abbott house helps girls heal and gives them a second chance.
BIG FRIENDS/LITTLE FRIENDS Big Friends/Little Friends mission is to empower children through supportive mentoring relationships. Their vision is to provide Mitchell area youth the opportunity to achieve a future with hope through a caring mentoring relationship. Inspiring Hope. Changing Lives.
BOY SCOUTS of Sioux Council Scouting offers age-tailored, family based activities for boys ages 7-20 through Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting and young men and women ages 14-20 through its Venturing program.
DAVISON COUNTY CHILD PROTECTION TEAM A team composed of individuals from a variety of disciplines and agencies who work together toward the common goal of improving the life situation of children who are abused and neglected.
FIRST CIRCUIT CASA PROGRAM The First Circuit Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (FCCASA) seeks to promote and protect the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings through the advocacy efforts of trained volunteers.
GIRLS ON THE RUN Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.
Mission: To educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living
GIRL SCOUTS - DAKOTA HORIZONS COUNCIL The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. From kindergarten through high school, girls learn the value and the fun of sharing experiences in an all-girl environment with adult volunteers serving as mentors and role models. All program activities are designed with girls in mind to spark their interests, address their concerns, build their skills, and explore the world around them.
DAKOTA SMILES MOBILE DENTAL CARE Assist local dentists in providing free dental care services to needy children in the Mitchell area.
WEEKEND SNACK PACK We provide the school system weekly with bags of food for children to take home for the weekend. Each bag contains an entre, a grain, a fruit and three other items.
Mission: To put into the hands of children easy to prepare snacks for the weekend when parents are working or there is no food in their homes.