Department of Social Services

Interim Director Named For State Human Services Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Department of Social Services has named an interim director for the state-run mental health hospital in Yankton. Independent health care consultant Marcene Dickes is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in health services administration. She has 35 years of administrative experience at Sanford and Avera, as well as at hospitals in Chicago…

Foster Parent Appreciation & Awareness Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- More than 800 South Dakota children were placed into foster homes back in March, that’s according to the Department of Social Services. This month, the department is honoring the families who took in those children by declaring May– Foster Parent Appreciation and Awareness Month. Life at Alisha De Haan’s home is filled with animals and lots of goofing…