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Agencies

ADULT EDUCATION & LITERACY PROGRAM 882-5284 X271
Offers services to residents of Codington County in order to meet educational needs. Services include basic literacy skills, adult brush-up, GED completion and workforce readiness.
 
BEACON CENTER 886-4300
Provides a 24-hour crisis hotline (605-886-4300 or 1-800-660-8014) to victims of abuse, domestic violence shelter, rape crisis services, peer and professional counseling, information and referral, education and training, support groups, and more.
 
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF WATERTOWN 886-6666
Serving over 450 youth each day, the Boys and Girls Club of Watertown helps inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
 
CODINGTON COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM 886-7335
Funding used is for children’s educational programming.  Programming will incorporate art activities, songs, games and presentations to educate youth on the history of Codington County.
 
CODINGTON COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE 882-6272
Provides a trained team of volunteers ready for search and dive rescue or for recovery of persons and evidence, and promotion of water safety.
 
D.A.R.E. 882-6210
The mission of D.A.R.E. is to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.  Funding received is used for educational materials for the program.
 
DELTA DENTAL DAKOTA SMILES PROGRAM 1-800-627-3961
Provides needed dental care at no charge to underserved children ages 0 to 21 who do not have access to a dentist or dental care.
 
FOSTER GRANDPARENTS 753-6808
Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.
 
GIRLS ON THE RUN 336-3662
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in the 3rd-5th grades.  They teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games.  The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event.  The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.  
 
GIRL SCOUTS – DAKOTA HORIZONS 1-800-666-2141
With over 450 local girls ages 5-17, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
 
GLACIAL LAKES RSVP 753-6808
RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.
 
HUMAN SERVICE AGENCY (SERENITY HILLS) 886-0123
Serenity Hills is a low-intensity residential halfway house for individuals who are dually diagnosed with both a mental health and an addictions diagnosis.  Individuals receiving services at Serenity Hills participate in aftercare programming, seek employment within the community and receive ongoing therapeutic support from staff and other residents.
 
IMAGINATION LIBRARY 882-6220
This program provides one book a month through their 5th birthday to children whose parents or legal guardian lives or works in Codington County. These age appropriate books are mailed directly to the child’s home to encourage the love of reading.
 
ICAP – 60’s PLUS DINNING 882-2166
60’S Plus Dinning serves individuals aged 60 and older a healthy nutritious meal without regard to income.  Services are available at more than 24 locations in Codington, Clark, Deuel, Hamlin and Grant counties.
 
ICAP - CODINGTON COUNTY OFFICE SUPPORT 886-7674
Provides administrative support to all ICAP programs serving low income families and senior citizens in east central South Dakota.
 
ICAP - EARLY HEAD START INCENTIVE PROGRAM 886-7674
Works with families to provide quality early childhood services for infants, toddlers and pregnant women. Parents earn incentive points which are redeemed for daily family living items.
 
ICAP – VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) 886-7674
VITA is a free program to help low and middle-income workers have their federal and State personal income taxes prepared and filed electronically at no cost. VITA also ensures that workers receive all the tax credits to which they are entitled.
 
LAKE AREA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY 882-6269
Helps bring zoo programs to those who don't normally have the opportunity. The zoo's on-site and outreach programming reaches Boys and Girls Club members, children at risk, people with special needs, Watertown schools, etc.
 
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES 882-2740
Means "strengthening individuals, families and communities" for all area people, regardless of religious affiliation. LSS provides mental health counseling, consumer credit counseling, therapeutic groups, family life education, employee assistance programs and business seminars.
 
NE GLACIAL LAKES AREA AMERICAN RED CROSS 336-2448
Provides disaster response services, disaster preparedness, CPR/AED and first aid training and babysitter training for youth.
 
PEOPLE AGAINST CHILD HUNGER (PACH) 886-4427
The Watertown Area PACH (People Against Child Hunger) Program works with school staff to provide complimentary snacks and meals to students who may need an additional food resource over weekends during the school year
 
PROJECT SUCCESS 884-3518
Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a school-based prevention program implemented in the Watertown Middle and High schools to prevent and reduce substance abuse and other high risk youth social issues.  The program places trained professionals in schools to provide a full range of substance use prevention and ealry intervention services including normative and preventive education - both in classroom setting and youth leadership projects, individual and small group sessions, and connecting students with helping resources within the school and/or community.  
 
SENIOR COMPANIONS OF SD 605-361-1133
Volunteers provide elderly individuals friendship and fee assistance with daily activities to help them remain independent in their own homes and prevent premature entry into a nursing home
 
SIOUX COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 605-361-2697
Helps local boys learn to say no to peer pressure, feel good about themselves, develop into participating citizens, and become responsive to the needs of others.
 
SALVATION ARMY 886-4030
Operates the food pantry, provides lodging and meals to the homeless, assists travelers, provides clothing and household items, plays a vital role in disaster restoration and response, and offers character-building programs.
 
WATERTOWN AREA SWIM CLUB 886-7299
Helps children develop life skills. Scholarships are provided to children/families who cannot afford the coaching fees.  Funds are also used to help cover the cost of home meet fees for all Watertown Swim Club participants.
 
WATERTOWN AREA TRANSIT, INC. 882-5287
Provides dependable, affordable public transportation to the people in the Watertown area as they travel to meet their needs for shopping, medical appointments, employment opportunities, educational, nutritional and recreational purposes.
 
WATERTOWN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION 868-9129
By providing quality coaching, well maintained fields, equipment and transportation, and the opportunity to participate and compete in a challenging schedule, this agency provides youth in Watertown and the surrounding area with a positive environment and the opportunity to develop baseball skills.
 
WATERTOWN HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 886-4826
Provides young people, ages 3-19, an opportunity for recreational and competitive skating, and helps develop hockey skills in a fun and exciting environment.  Funds received are used to provide scholarships to those children/families that may not otherwise be able to participate.
 
WATERTOWN SENIOR ACTIVITIES 882-6260
Provides innovative physical, educational and social activates for adults 50 plus years of age.  Funding received helps with equipment supplies and staffing.
 
WATERTOWN YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION 882-6260
Building character, this program teaches lifelong skills and abilities to children.  Registration Fees for the program are kept as low as possible with funding from the United Way.
 
WATERTOWN VOLUNTEER CENTER 886-5270
Besides meeting the volunteer needs of non-profit agencies within the community, the Watertown Volunteer Center educates area youth through volunteerism and creates a sense of purpose and belonging among the older volunteers.
 
WATERTOWN YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION 818-9972
Funds received provide scholarships to those who may not have the resources to participate.  WYSA builds character through participation in a fun and family environment. Youth receive education in proper soccer play and techniques along with learning good sportsmanship.