Stronger Family Program

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Learn more about the Stronger Family Program

Life doesn't come with a manual, and relationships are very important to one's overall well-being. The Stronger Family Program can offer a "road map" for building stronger relationships with your significant other, your parents, children, friends, even co-workers. This can lead to increased happiness, as well as family, community, and financial stability.

The Stronger Family Program

The Stronger Family Program focuses on strengthening families as a whole by providing curriculum, strategies, and activities that will support healthy marriages, relationships, and families. Staff will assist participants in developing the skills necessary to build strong relationships and increase their trajectory toward economic stability, mobility, and employability.

The Stronger Family Program is a federally-funded, no-cost relationship enrichment project that serves individuals, couples, families, and high school youth. The overall goal of the project is to help adults and children develop the skills they need to experience healthy relationships.

The Stronger Family Program provides services in a seven-county geographic area in south western South Dakota. These counties include: Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, and Pennington counties.

Relationship Education

Our healthy relationships classes utilize the evidence-based curriculum Active Relationships for Adults and Young Adults. Classes are offered in area high schools, at military facilities, and at local community sites. Topics covered include: communication skills, money management, managing emotions, conflict resolution, making wise choices, setting life goals, and more.

Family Support

Family Support Coaches assist families in identifying areas of improvement and developing service plans that allow them to move forward and make positive changes. Support coaches act as mentors, help families access needed resources within their community, and provide transportation services to clients as needed.

Economic Mobility

Adult Employment Coaches help families and individuals strengthen their economic situation through individual and group skill building, mentoring, and employment assistance services. These services include resume writing assistance, job application coaching, employment assessments, and more. Coaches also work with clients to improve attitudes toward work and the job search process.

All services are provided free of charge and are not income-based.

Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families,
Grant: # 90FM0085-01-00. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.