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Rachel Rust Joins The Community Outreach as Crisis Care Coordinator

Rachel Rust is joining The Community Outreach as a Crisis Care Coordinator!  She is excited to be part of a thriving organization that is committed to helping those in need with finances, housing, transportation, and a variety of other types of assistance. As a Sioux Falls native, Rachel enjoys serving her community and being an […]

Help Keep the Heat On!

There are hundreds of families in Sioux Falls today who are struggling with utility disconnection.  With colder weather and faster disconnections, more and more people are turning to The Community Outreach for assistance.  Read below a fictional story of one such family. Marie was just getting home. Another late night working her second shift at […]

Poverty Training with Focused Community Strategies of Atlanta

Are you looking to help those in poverty in Sioux Falls the right way? Concerned with showing stewardship with your church’s benevolence funds? Join with The Community Outreach to welcome Focused Community Strategies of Atlanta as they offer two days of training. If you are a church member, pastor, lay leader, or wanting to learn […]

Can You Help Us Meet the Need?

Last week, Jamie received an amazing gift before Christmas, a new car!  Through a partnership with Sioux Falls Ford, each month The Community Outreach is able to help give a car to a worthwhile recipient participating in a self-sufficiency program.  Through this program, Jamie now the opportunity to more easily care for herself and her family. […]

From Homeless to Hopefilled!

This year, hundreds of people have benefitted from the hope offered at The Community Outreach.  Each story is unique and leads to self-sufficiency.  Here is David’s story of rising up from “rock bottom” with the Genesis Mentoring Program and his mentor Jim. Laughing together, Jim and David talk like old friends who have been swapping […]

Winter Months Hit the Working Poor the Hardest

The Community Outreach receives almost 8000 requests for support every year from families in Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, and McCook Counties.  With programs to prevent homelessness, bus passes for new employment, and car repairs, every winter utilities become the greatest need. As the winter months begin to dip colder in Sioux Falls, more and more homes […]