Established in 1893, Children's Home Society (CHS) is South Dakota's oldest human services, nonprofit organization. Our mission is to protect, support and enhance the lives of children and families. Through a merger in 1998, Children's Inn (founded in 1977 as a domestic violence shelter) became a program of Children's Home Society. Children's Inn provides free services for women, children and men who are victims of family violence, elder abuse, child abuse, neglect or sexual assault.
CHS programs include emergency shelter, residential treatment & education, foster care & adoption services, forensic interview & exam centers, and prevention & education resources.
While serving victims of domestic violence and child abuse, it is also part of the CHS mission to partner with caring parents to help children with emotional or behavioral problems.