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.
I'm interested! Now what?
Step 1 : Call Us at 791-5025
Step 2: Meet with a Family Support Coach
Step 3: Review your specific situation and needs
Step 4: Make a plan. Sign up for a class.
Step 5: Find connections to other helpful programs.
Step 6: Implement the plan and develop improved relationships!
What does this cost?
With the help from grant funding,
the program is free to everyone,
and is not income based.
Do you offer classes to businesses or organizations?
In addition to working with individuals and families, staff from the Stronger Family Program provide classes to participating schools, businesses and organizations. Call 791-5025 to learn more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does this program cost?
A: Nothing! It's FREE! (That's right $0)
Q: Do I need a referral?
A: No! Just give us a call!
Q: Is this a counseling center?
A: No, but we can offer referrals.
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.
• Intensive case management
• Relationship classes
• Parenting education
• Communication skills
• Financial literacy
• Money management
• Setting life goals
• Stress reduction techniques
• Conflict management
• Interpersonal skills
• Employment assistance
• Resume coaching
• Transportation for services
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.
• Improved healthy relationship and marriage skills
• Improved parenting and co-parenting skills
• Progress toward greater economic stability for low-income participants, including increased skill attainment and employment
• Increased frequency of meaningful parent-child communication
• Increased skill level in use of economic tools, including budgeting, saving, and spending plans
• Increased proportion of participants who are satisfied with the way they handle conflict in their relationships
• Improved skills in family conflict resolution
• With high school students, increased awareness and understanding of aspects of a healthy relationships (peers, family)
• Improved family functioning
• Improved adult and child well-being
• Increased economic stability and mobility
• Reduced poverty
• Reduced recidivism
• Improved stability of family relationships
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.