Lynne A. Valenti
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Community Resource People

Community Resource People are located in Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Aberdeen to provide services and training for teens in the areas of employment, education, housing, connections, life skills and health. Services are available to teens age 16 to 21 who have been or are currently in foster care.

Community Resource People can help teens with the tools they need to find an apartment, explore job opportunities, finish their education, find the resources they need and maximize their potential.

  • Tasha Hoeltzner
    110 6th Ave. SE., Suite 200
    Aberdeen, SD 57401
    Phone: 605.229.1500 or 1.800.584.9248
    Fax: 605.229.4357
    Email: Tasha.Hoeltzner@state.sd.us
    Serving: Aberdeen, Huron, Mobridge, Sisseton, Sisseton-Wahpeton, Watertown and Pierre

  • Denise Bechard and Melissa Goeken
    Lutheran Social Services
    621 E. Presentation St.
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    Phone: 605.221.2346 or 1.800.584.9248
    Fax: 605.221.2404
    Email: Denise.Bechard@state.sd.us or Melissa.Goeken@state.sd.us
    Serving: Brookings, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Yankton, Lake Andes, Chamberlain, Mission, Mitchell and Winner

  • Kristeen Larson-Eckert and Richelle Sims
    Lutheran Social Services
    2920 Sheridan Lake Road
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    Phone: 605.348.0477 or 1.800.260.1439
    Fax: 605.348.0479
    Email: Kristeen.LarsonEckert@state.sd.us or Richelle.Sims@state.sd.us
    Serving: Belle Fourche, Custer, Deadwood, Hot Springs, Martin, Pine Ridge, Rapid City, Sturgis and Eagle Butte