The Stronger Family Program is designed to improve marriage and relationship skills and promote economic stability and mobility.
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.
The Stronger Family Program’s Active Relationships Classes will help you learn healthy skills for building strong relationships. Topics our class will cover include: effective communication, managing emotions, conflict resolution, making wise choices in relationships, money management, and setting life goals. Each course is comprised of seven classes which are held once a week in the evening. All classes are free to attend.
• May 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26
• June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13
• July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14
The Stronger Family Program’s Blended Family Classes will help you learn to understand the complexities of blended family life, teach you to have empathy for each family member’s experiences through the process, and how to communicate in healthy ways that will facilitate a smoother transition and help all family members, especially children, to have better outcomes. All classes are free to attend.
• April 17, 24, May 1
Contact Stronger Family Program
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Youth & Family Services
1309 West Main St.
Rapid City, SD 57702
Youth & Family Services
PO Box 2813
Rapid City, SD 57709-2813
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.
Youth & Family Services collaborates with multiple other human services agencies and community organizations throughout western South Dakota to integrate services that address the social, emotional, and economic stability needs of children, youth, adults, and couples.
In addition, YFS has a fully-staffed Counseling Center and Trauma Center that provide mental health services, marriage counseling, substance abuse treatment, and trauma-informed/trauma-focused assessment and treatment.