Abbott House is a private charity that provides healing and hope for children from across South Dakota who suffer from trauma, abuse, neglect or mental health issues. Abbott House cares for more than 130 children annually in four programs – residential treatment, therapeutic foster care, independent living services, and customized education. These programs are provided in Mitchell and Rapid City.
Abbott House is seen as a place where children ages 7 to 23 get another chance to turn the abuse and victimization of their past into an experience they live with but that does not overwhelm their lives. Treatment is based on a Trauma Informed model founded on the theory that relationships are the key to creating lasting change. The services provided by the program includes: special schooling, individual and group counseling, family therapy, drug and alcohol treatment, spiritual development, aftercare services and more.
Abbott House is in the business of helping those in need find a brighter future. Our mission is to “Provide Premier Services for Children and Families.” For nearly 80 years Abbott House has been providing a refuge and place of healing.