Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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Behavioral Health Services

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Strengthening and supporting children and adults with behavioral health needs through prevention services, community based outpatient services, inpatient chemical dependency, psychiatric hospitalization and services for offenders incarcerated in state correctional facilities. The goal of the continuum of behavioral health services is to foster independent and healthy individuals and families in South Dakota.

Community Behavioral Health

The Community Behavioral Health program is responsible for oversight of state funded mental health and addiction treatment services provided to youth and adults in the community through accredited agencies.

The mission of Community Behavioral Health is to support comprehensive statewide behavioral health services that foster individual opportunities for independence, productivity, community integration and quality of services.

State Inpatient Behavioral Health (Human Services Center)

The mission of the Human Services Center is to provide individuals who are mentally ill or chemically dependent with effective, individualized professional treatment enabling them to achieve their highest level of personal independence in the most therapeutic environment.

Correctional Behavioral Health

The Correctional Behavioral Health program is responsible for provision of mental health, addiction treatment, and psychiatric services to youth and men and women in the state's correctional institutions.

The mission is to provide quality mental health and addiction treatment services to the juvenile and adult offenders committed to the Department of Correction’s institutions and to assist the Department of Corrections in using evidence based practices to maximize opportunities for rehabilitation and recovery.

Behavioral Health Services Work Group

In 2011, Governor Dennis Daugaard created a work group to help guide the long-term vision of the future of behavioral health services in South Dakota. The work group developed recommendations that include increasing access to services throughout the state; building the capacity of local communities; developing a strategic statewide prevention plan; and defining the role of the Human Services Center.

Behavioral Health Contact Information:
Tiffany Wolfgang
Division of Behavioral Health
Department of Social Services
811 E. 10th Dept. 9
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
605.367.5236; Fax 605.367.5239