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Foster Care Services

Offering a Safe, Nurturing Environment

LSS Foster Homes offer a safe, nurturing environment. Foster parents provide 24-hour care and supervision for children who are separated from their families. Foster families and an LSS foster care social worker coordinate activities. They work together to fulfill the goals and objectives of the child's and family's service and treatment plan.

Treatment Foster Care is for youth and children who have behavioral, emotional, developmental, medical or social needs.

LSS constructs a structured and safe program. While the ultimate goal for youth is reunification with their birth family, LSS is here to support the youth and the families who foster them while their birth family heals. 

Trust Licensed Foster Care Services

LSS is a licensed Child Placement Agency through the Department of Social Services in South Dakota. Foster parents are certified to provide family foster care at the treatment level of care. The South Dakota Board of Social Work examiners licenses LSS social workers.

LSS social workers and family foster homes are required to meet all state licensing and safety standards. LSS Foster Care Programs are accredited through the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.

Licensing and accreditation are very important to LSS. We want every family and child to know they are in experienced hands, with a proven agency.

Referrals and Referral Sources

LSS has trusted relationships across the state. Referrals can be made by any of the following:

  • Department of Social Services
  • Department of Corrections
  • Tribal Social Services

The decision to become a resource home or a care provider is a big one. If you would like more information, contact LSS to learn more.