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Division Contact Phone              # Fax                  # Program
Department Secretary Gloria Pearson 605-773-5990 605 773-5483 Provides administration and direction to all areas of the Department of Human Services.
Legal Services Carole Boos 605-773-5990 605-773-5483 Provides legal services to the Department Secretary as well as to other programs within the Department
Guardianship Program Katherine Eidam-Osterloh 605-773-5990 605-773-5483 The purpose of the Guardianship Program is to provide guardianship and/or conservatorship service through court appointment for adults with developmental disabilities who are receiving services or financial assistance from the department and who have no other individual or entity qualified and/or willing to serve in this capacity.
Guardianship Establishment Program Katherine Eidam-Osterloh 605-773-5990 605-773-5483 The purpose of the Establishment Program is to assist families or friends of adults with developmental disabilities pay legal costs up to $500 associated with establishing a guardianship and/or conservatorship.
Director of Budget and Finance Vacant 605-773-5990 605-773-5483 Provides support services to oversee and manage the department's budget and financial operations.
Assistant Director of Budget & Finance

Lloyd Johnson

(Interim Director)

605-773-5990 605-773-5483 Provides support to the Director of Budget and Finance, accounting services, financial reporting, cost allocations and processing of vouchers through the state's financial reporting system.
Provider Reimbursement and Grants Laura Ellenbecker 605-773-5990 605-773-5483 Provides auditing services for the department as well as reimbursement methodology and reimbursement rates.

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Division Director

Darryl Millner

605-773-3438
or
800-265-9684
605-773-7562 Provides support to people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Adult Foster Care John New 605-773-3438
or
800-265-9684
605-773-7562 The primary function of an Adult Foster Care home is to provide general supervision and personal care services for individuals who require minimal assistance in activities of daily living (ADLs), placement responsibilities for Adult Foster Care for persons with disabilities between the ages of 18-59.
Family Support Program John New 605-773-3438
or
800-265-9684
605-773-7562 Provides service coordination and flexible funding to purchase services and supports that are customized to meet the varied and changing needs of each child and family, as identified by the family.
Respite Care Program John New 605-773-3438
or
800-265-9684
605-773-7562 Provides services or relief for families caring for children or adults with special needs in their home.
Community Support Providers Division of Developmental Disabilities 605-773-3438
or
800-265-9684
605-773-7562 Division of Developmental Disabilities has funding, certification, and monitoring responsibilities of these centers, which serve other individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings.

South Dakota Developmental Center - Redfield

Director Barb Abeln 605-472-4210 605-472-4457 Provides services to persons with Developmental Disabilities.
Program Services South Dakota Developmental Center 605-472-4210 605-472-4457 Provide services to persons with developmental disabilities, enabling them to reach their highest level of independence.

Division of Rehabilitation Services

Director Eric Weiss 605-773-3195 605-773-5483 Provide individually prescribed training, counseling and job placement services that allow eligible individuals with disabilities to become employed in a the labor market.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Division of Rehabilitation Services 605-773-3195 605-773-5483 Program provides individually prescribed training, counseling and job placement services that allow eligible individuals with disabilities to become employed in the labor market.
Disability Determination Services Division of Rehabilitation Services 605-367-5499 or toll free
800-658-2272
605-367-5485 Committed to providing accurate, impartial and timely disability decisions for South Dakota citizens.
 
Assistive Daily Living Services Divison of Rehabilitation Services 650-773-3195 605-773-5483 Provides services to assist those in the completion of tasks for an eligible individual (the consumer) when the consumer is unable to do the tasks by themselves.
Deaf Services or Interpreter Certification Division of Rehabilitation Services 650-773-3195 605-773-5483 Offers a wide variety of services to those that are deaf or hard of hearing. Also offers services for interpreter certification and interpreting.

Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired

Director Gaye Mattke 605-773-4644 605-773-5483 Provide individualized rehabilitation services that result in optimal employment and independent living outcomes for citizens who are blind or visually impaired.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired 605-773-4644 605-773-5483 Professional Rehabilitation Counselors provide Guidance and deliver services that allow consumers to make informed choices in selecting occupations. Counselors assist with services that lead to meaningful employment in a broad range of careers.
Independent Living Services Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired 605-773-4644 605-773-5483 Rehabilitation Teachers provide services to individuals who are visually impaired or blind in their homes and teach alternative methods of doing every day activities. Learning these skills increase the individual's ability to live independently and contributes to their confidence in successful employment or activities in the community.