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Restoring Hope, Transforming Lives

Our Mission

Helping people claim their lives with Christian compassion, resources and support.

Glory House

Glory House responds to the needs of individuals, families, and the community. Programs focus on solving problems caused by substance abuse and unhealthy thinking patterns.

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Participants in Glory House programs represent an array of cultures, personalities, attitudes, and beliefs. Individualized plans focus on promoting prosocial values and behaviors.

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“I earned my first paycheck in a long time. It feels good to be back in society, having a job and taking care of my debts. The next step is to get back into my family’s life.”

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“My stay at Glory House has been nothing short of life changing. I’ve learned so many things since I’ve been placed here. “

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HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, STRONGER

THAT’S WHAT GLORY HOUSE CLIENTS BECOME


Since 1968, Glory House has helped people struggling with addiction, mental health problems and poor life skills claim their lives by using evidence based practices provided by caring staff.

Both residential and outpatient clients develop the skills needed to live a successful life free of drugs, alcohol and crime. The trained and experienced staff at Glory House help clients find employment, housing and transportation. Individuals have the opportunity to address their many complex challenges. Clients identify their personal risk factors and develop winning strategies that keep them moving forward.

With the support and involvement of the local community, Glory House assists clients to become happier, healthier, stronger and contributing members of the community.


Glory House is continuing to accept gifts for Phase 2 of Glory House Apartments.

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DAVE JOHNSON RETIRES; NICOLE DVORAK NAMED INTERIM PRESIDENT


The Glory House Board of Directors has named Nicole Dvorak the Interim President of Glory House. Dvorak has been part of the Glory House staff since 1999, and also serves as the Compliance Officer and Manager of Human Resources. She states, "Glory House to so many including myself is really Glory Home. A home offers warmth, safety and a sense of belonging. I am honored to have this long connection to the agency."

Dave Johnson retired at the end of September, after serving as President for most of the past 30 years. The Board of Directors honored him with a retirement reception at the Country Club of Sioux Falls on September 23.



FIRST-TIME SUCCESS STORY--FROM GLORY HOUSE TO NEW HOUSE


"The real estate market in Sioux Falls is just crazy busy and competitive," wrote Thomas* in a recent e-mail to Glory House staff, describing his six-month search for a place to live. First, he looked for a place to rent. Felon-friendly housing is not easy to find, and the places who do accept tenants with his background have a long waiting list. After being turned down 383 times from March through mid-September--Thomas kept track--he started looking into buying a small house.

His status as a disabled veteran helped Thomas to qualify for a loan. But scarcity was the next roadblock. He would find a house he liked, call the realtor, and hear over and over, "Sorry, it is already sold," often purchased for 20-25% over the asking price. "I could have cried about it and done something stupid, but I just kept going," he reflected.

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Finally an offer was accepted by a builder who was eager to sell a new home that was actually bigger than he needs, so he will rent out the basement to a friend who is also disabled. Thomas credits the bank, the realtor and Glory House staff members for helping to make this dream come true. "I believe God had a hand in this too," he writes. Besides working fulltime and being a fulltime student, Thomas attends church on Sundays and Bible Study on Mondays. In his free time, he enjoys crossword puzzles from the newspaper.

Thomas concludes, "This might be a good story to share about never giving up and working hard; and how it resulted in a wonderful outcome. It may not always end up as wonderful but being this determined and hardworking will certainly put one in a much better place to accomplish a goal."

To our knowledge, this is the first time one of our clients has gone from prison to Glory House to the purchase of a new home. Congratulations, Thomas--your persistence and faith are indeed an inspiration for us all!
*Pseudonym.


UNITED WAY FUNDING APPROVED FOR 2022


Glory House is receiving United Way funding for 2021, and has recently received word of approval for additional funding in 2022 (pending the success of this year’s United Way campaign).

The United Way grant has allowed us to increase the staff time devoted to Case Management. Glory House case managers assist clients with numerous practical needs such as obtaining and maintaining employment, making and keeping medical and legal appointments, and getting other life necessities from a driver’s license to a winter coat.

United Way funding also allows us to expand Case Management services into the Glory House Apartments, assisting several tenants with unique challenges as identified by the Department of Social Services. Kelly Cleveringa, our program coordinator states that "The United Way grant will help our case managers go the extra mile in serving our clients with professionalism and effectiveness."

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I feel like I'm worth something now. They made me feel like I'm worth something.

– Joe Romero | Life Transformed

Our Programs

Clients discover life skills, problem-solving skills, and positive habits to improve their lives, their families, and their social relationships.

Let’s get in touch.

Glory House

PO Box 88145
4000 S. West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
contact@glory-house.org

605-332-3273