2020-2021 UNITED WAY AGENCIES
1. BEACON CENTER 886-4300
Provides a 24-hour crisis line (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. Serving Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, and Hamlin counties.
2. BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF WATERTOWN, INC. 886-6666
Serving over 400 youth each day at eight locations, the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown helps inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
3. CODINGTON COUNTY DRUG COURT 882-5375
The Codington County Drug Court works to enhance public safety with the goal of developing sober, productive, law-abiding citizens by holding the offender accountable while providing supervision, treatment and life skills in a judicial setting.
4. CODINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 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.
5. 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.
6. COMMUNITY 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.
7. 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.
8. DELTA DENTAL MOBILE PROGRAM 1-800-627-3961
Provides needed dental care at no charge to the child or family, for children ages 0 to 21, who do not have access to a dentist or dental care. No insurance is necessary. A full range of services are available, including exams, cleanings, preventative treatments, and cavity fillings.
9. EAST CENTRAL COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) 520-8002
CASA seeks to promote and protect the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings through the advocacy efforts of trained dedicated, passionate volunteers.
10. EMBE – GIRLS ON THE RUN 605-336-3660
Girls on the Run is an afterschool program, serving girls in grades 3-6. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
11. GIRL SCOUTS – DAKOTA HORIZONS 1-800-666-2141
Girls in K-12th grades discover their leadership potential as they make the world a better place through community service projects improving the quality of life in the Watertown Area. Find out more about the Girl Scout Leadership at www.gsdakotahorizons.org.
12. HUMAN SERVICE AGENCY (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.
13. HUMAN SERVICE AGENCY (SERENITY HILLS) 884-4540
Serenity Hills is a residential halfway house for men 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.
14. IMAGINATION LIBRARY 882-6220
This program provides one book a month through a child’s 5th birthday, to children whose parents or legal guardians lives or works in Codington County. These age appropriate books are mailed directly to the child’s home to encourage the love of reading.
15. 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.
16. ICAP – HS (HEAD START) OFFICE SUPPORT 886-7674
Provides administrative support to all ICAP programs serving low income families and senior citizens in East Central South Dakota.
17. ICAP – DELTA DENTAL MOBILE PROGRAM 886-7674
Funding from the United Way 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.
18. ICAP – HEAD START PRE-BIRTH TO FIVE SUPPLIES 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.
19. 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.
20. 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, nursing homes, those with special needs, Watertown schools, and more.
21. LATI ADULT EDUCATION & LITERACY PROGRAM 882-5080
Offers services to residents of Codington and surrounding counties in order to meet educational needs. Services include in person tutoring for basic literacy skills, adult brush-up, GED completion and workforce readiness.
22. LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES - CENTER FOR FINANCIAL RESOURCES 888-258-2227
The LSS Center for Financial Resources provides financial, housing and home buyer counseling and education, and debt management, provided by certified credit and housing counselors.
23. LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES – BEHAVIOR HEALTH SERVICES 882-2740
LSS Behavior Health Services provides mental health counseling for people of all ages. LSS accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance, and our sliding fee scale makes counseling affordable.
24. AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVING EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA 605/336-2448 X2311
The Red Cross supports disaster response and recovery, promotes disaster preparedness and provides emergency assistance to victims of disaster.
25. THE 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 and music programs.
26. SENIOR COMPANIONS OF SD 605-361-1133 OR 888-239-1210
Volunteers provide elderly individuals friendship and assistance with daily activities to help them remain independent in their own homes and prevent premature entry into a nursing home.
27. SIOUX COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 605-361-2697
Helps local boys and girls learn to say no to peer pressure, feel good about themselves, develop into participating citizens, and become responsive to the needs of others.
28. WATERTOWN AREA 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.
29. WATERTOWN AREA SWIM CLUB 886-0999
Helps children develop life skills through swimming. 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.
30. WATERTOWN BASEBALL ASSOCIATION 759-1680
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.
31. WATERTOWN FIRE RESCUE COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION, SMOKE & CO ALARMS 753-3368
Provides early warning for residents on fire and carbon monoxide emergencies, allowing for safe evacuation. Early evacuation decreases the risk of death and injury. Funding from United Way will help with the goal of covering the entire city of Watertown with these, life-saving warning systems.
32. WATERTOWN LACROSSE CLUB 880-6175
The Watertown Lacrosse Club is committed to playing in the spirit of the game, honoring traditions, promoting honor and respect, and encouraging sportsmanship, team work, and commitment to community. Funding will be used to purchase needed equipment and keep costs low.
33. WATERTOWN LAKER HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 880-8097
Provides youth, an opportunity for recreational and competitive skating, and helps develop hockey skills in a fun and exciting environment along with teaching lifelong lessons. Funds received are used to provide scholarships to those children/families that may not otherwise be able to participate.
34. WATERTOWN PARK & REC ADULT/SENIOR ACTIVITIES 882-6260
Provides innovative, physical, educational, and social activities for seniors and adults 50 plus years of age. Funding received helps with equipment supplies and staffing.
35. WATERTOWN PARK & REC YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL PROGRAM 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.
36. 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.
37. WATERTOWN YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION (WYSA) 818-9972
Funds received provide scholarships to those who may not have the resources to participate. WYSA provides a positive environment and promotes health, exercise and good character; builds teamwork and socialization and helps each player to reach their desired potential.