The Department of Human Services has engaged in a broad effort to look at how the state can best serve South Dakota’s I/DD population. Align has been contracted by the DHS to conduct the assessment of the current system of services. Critical to this assessment is the input of Service Providers, individuals in services, families and guardians. DHS and Align will be holding meetings in multiple cities in South Dakota to get as much feedback as possible.
Dakota at Home is a free information and referral service provided by the Department of Human Services, Division of Long Term Services and Supports. Dakota at Home provides objective information and options planning to help individuals, regardless of age, disability, or income, identify and access public and private services and supports in their local communities.
Shared living is an arrangement of services provided in the private home of a participant, or a family, in which care is provided to a participant. Shared Living is meant to provide a more person-centered approach to supporting a participant where the participant and the selected provider share a life. Anyone with the desire to help someone with an IDD live a quality life can apply to be a Shared Living provider through a Community Support Provider (CSP). The size of the home doesn't matter. This can include one roommate in an apartment or home or joining a family sharing their own house.