Lutheran Social Services

Better Together: People Form Friendships with Seniors

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-One program at Lutheran Social Services is matching people together to create lifelong friendships. People find their match with the “Better Together” program. Better Together pairs volunteers with senior citizens who are 65-years or older. The program started in 2015 to offer socialization opportunities for seniors. Pairs spend at least four hours a month together. However, many…

Sioux Falls Residents Walk in the Footsteps of a Refugee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- June 20th is National Refugee Day. People all over the world are honoring refugees for the difficulties they’ve faced after being forced to leave their home country because it was too dangerous. Lutheran Social Services had their own celebration in Sioux Falls where people were able to experience what it’s like to be a refugee. People stepped into…

Preparing For Life After Prison

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Life may seem to pause when a person is in prison, but the world doesn’t wait for you while you’re behind bars. “The belief is that you’ll kind of jump right back into how life was and that’s not always the case,” said Jay Marchand. Jay Marchand from Lutheran Social Services says if you’re finishing your…

3 Things First-Time Home Buyers Should Prepare For

In an incredibly tight housing market, what new owners need to succeed

According to the Realtor Association of the Sioux Empire, home buyers continue to face a tight housing market. Demand along with other factors has driven up the Median Sales Price 5.8 percent to $190,250. Days on Market was also down 10.2 percent to 79 days, and sellers were encouraged as the Months Supply of Homes for Sale was down 20.5…