KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Sioux Falls Non-Profits Talk About Merging



Bookmark and Share

Two non-profits that have been around for more than 50 years are talking about merging in Sioux Falls.

 

Children's Care serves developmentally disabled children and South Dakota Achieve serves adults with disabilities and together these two non-profits could act as one.

 

For some people who use these services daily, combining the two agencies could be a positive decision for the community.

 

Brian and Richard, 17-year-old twins, who are students at Children’s Care, are full of life and personality and were exceptionally fascinated with the television camera and KDLT News microphone, ready for their spotlight.

 

They've been going to school at Children's Care in Sioux Falls for quite some time now.

 

Their dad, Christopher Clark, said he supports the possible merging with South Dakota Achieve because once his son's graduate from Children's Care, Achieve, would be their next learning tool.

 

"It will be a big help to know that they can facilitate for them. We've already been down to look at the facility and that's probably where when they turn 21, where they'll be going," said Clark.

 

Angie Brown with Children's Care said talking about merging the two agencies is in the preliminary stages right now...but there are reasons for why the topic is even on the radar, uncertainty with funding at both the state and federal levels and because the agencies share the same interests.

 

"We have similar missions and values and serve a similar population of individuals and really just want to see what bringing the two together could do for furthering our mission," said Brown.

 

Children's Care was founded in 1952 and employs 500 people and South Dakota Achieve was founded in 1958 and employs just over 600 people.

 

Both of these agencies and their employees give care to children and adults in need.

 

For Clark and his twins, he said he's thankful these services are available for his family.

 

"This is a whole big family and if they go to Achieve that would be great," said Clark.

 

Both Brian and Richard have been practicing hellos and goodbyes, they hope to get jobs as greeters at Wal-Mart when they graduate from Children's Care.

 

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Parade of Lights Kicks Off Holiday Season  story with video

Lights, holiday floats, and music made their way through downtown Sioux ...

Airline CEO Has High Hopes In Pierre-Denver Flight

A regional airline based in Ohio has high hopes for a Pierre to Denver ...

Rice Wins Appeal, 'Suspension Vacated'

Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been ...

Two Men Arrested For Auto Shop Beer Theft  Nov. 28

Police: Man Put Clerk In Choke Hold And Struck Her  Nov. 28

36-Year-Old Man Dies In Rollover Crash In SD  Nov. 28

Red Cross Volunteer Returns From Helping In NY  Nov. 28

Man Charged With Murder In SF Woman's Death  story with video  Nov. 28

Cash, Credit Or Debit This Holiday Season?  story with video  Nov. 28

Pierre, Fort Pierre Grocery Stores Being Sold  Nov. 28

Kern Brings Experience To SD Supreme Court  Nov. 28

Nebraska, South Dakota To Devise Zebra Mussel Plan  Nov. 28

Growers Grateful For Higher Christmas Tree Prices  Nov. 28

Man Accused Of Having Sex With Minor Sentenced  Nov. 28

Good Holiday Shopping Season Expected In SD  Nov. 28

Laura And Brian Preview This Weekend's Movies  story with video  Nov. 28

23rd Annual Parade Of Lights Hits DTSF  Nov. 28

The Do's And Don'ts Of Holiday Shopping  story with video  Nov. 28

The Daily Scoop 11-28-2014  story with video  Nov. 28

SMSU Volleyball Player Battles Cancer  story with video  Nov. 27

KDLT News Archive
     

Man Charged With Murder In SF Woman's Death  story with video

A 57-year-old homeless man is facing murder charges following the ...

36-Year-Old Man Dies In Rollover Crash In SD

A 36-year-old South Dakota man is dead following a ...

23rd Annual Parade Of Lights Hits DTSF

Hundreds of people will descend on Downtown Sioux Falls Friday evening ...

Police: Man Put Clerk In Choke Hold And Struck Her  Nov. 28

Two Men Arrested For Auto Shop Beer Theft  Nov. 28

Cash, Credit Or Debit This Holiday Season?  story with video  Nov. 28

Man Accused Of Having Sex With Minor Sentenced  Nov. 28

Pierre, Fort Pierre Grocery Stores Being Sold  Nov. 28

KDLT News Archive
     

Birch Bucket Boosts Skyforce Over Maine  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD (Nov. 28, 2014) – Khem Birch's put-back with 1. 2 ...

Warner Volleyball Dynasty Built On Desire  story with video

The Warner Monarchs don't win the state title ever year. It just feels ...

Stampede Slip Up Against Gamblers  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede rallied to tie from a 2-0 ...

Jacks Ready To Rough Up Bobcat Quarterbacks  story with video  Nov. 28

Mustangs thrilled to be headed to Elite 8  story with video  Nov. 27

Augvie women win in Alaska  Nov. 27

Butler loves Jacks chances in playoffs  story with video  Nov. 27

Robinson inspires her teammates and coach  story with video  Nov. 27

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top