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Children's Inn
Love, Hope & Safety


  • 24 hour availability to victims of domestic violence (child abuse/neglect, partner abuse, elder abuse).
  • 24 bedroom secured facility.

Crisis Intervention

  • Crisis phone answered by trained professionals 24 hours a day.
  • In-person crisis counseling for individuals or family members who are in some way affected by domestic violence or child abuse/neglect.
  • Safety planning, assistance with protection orders and victim's compensation claims, community resource referrals, 911 emergency cell phones, education and support.
  • Arrest intervention - follow-up calls to victims of domestic violence after an arrest.
  • Hospital outreach - visits to victims of domestic violence in hospital setting.
  • Court advocacy - filing protection orders, attending hearings, etc.
  • On-going counseling to previous clients.

Rural Advocacy

  • Resources and emotional support to victims of domestic violence in Turner, Union, McCook, Lincoln, and rural Minnehaha Counties.

Parenting Education

  • Common Sense Parenting group provides parents with skills to help build strong, healthy families.
  • Offered at various dates/times.
  • Parenting support for in-shelter clients.

Women's Support Group

  • For adult victims who have experienced domestic violence:
    • Monday 6:30-8:00 pm
    • Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm
    • Friday 12:00-1:30 pm

EMPOWER Support Group

  • For adolescent victims who have experienced any form of violence in their relationship.
  • Group is offered in the Sioux Falls high schools and monthly at Children's Inn:
    • Fourth Thursday of each month 4:00-5:30 pm

Children's Support Group

  • Safe, Assertive Kids (SAK) groups held in Sioux Falls Elementary Schools.
  • 10 week sessions covering topics such as recognizing feelings, family and peer group choices, anger, loss, separation and grief (pre-register through Children's Inn).

Public Education

  • Presentations on domestic violence and child abuse/neglect to area schools, professional and civic groups.

All Services Free & Confidential
Crisis Line 605-338-4880 - Administrative Line 605-338-0116

Children's Inn
Love, Hope & Safety