What they do: Aided and empowered by Churches and strong community partners, The Community Outreach is known as a persistent advocate for the poor of the Sioux Empire. Through their partners and committed staff, they respond to the most urgent needs of our poor citizens. Because of The Community Outreach the poor will have a voice and a “very present help in the time of trouble.”
Why we care: Community Outreach is really our ministry. The agency was founded by local clergy that saw a need to supplement the welfare programs the State and local entities were offering. The purpose of the program is to fill in the gaps left by the public welfare systems. Community Outreach makes sure that needs are valid and help to provide long term solution instead of only immediate fixes. It a great was to help the under resourced
How we help: Our help is our giving. Community Outreach helps about 3500 people a year with financial assistance and information. They are a clearing house for social service information. Each month we refer people to Community Outreach, knowing that they are getting the best help Sioux Falls and the local churches can give. We strive to give more and more each year to this vital ministry of helping the under resourced.