Abbott House is a private charity that provides residential treatment services to girls between the age of seven and seventeen. Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, the agency was founded in 1939 as a memorial to renowned social activist, Grace Abbott. The agency provides not only intensive treatment but also foster care in a therapeutic home. The Abbott House is truly dedicated to providing Premier Services for Girls and Families.
Established in 1939, Abbott House is the only all girl facility in the State of SD that strives to provide premier services for girls who have suffered abuse and neglect and their families.
Abbott House focuses on helping girls, ages 7 to 18, who:
have little or no family support
Abbott House has a capacity to serve 40 girls at one time with an average occupancy rate of 95%.
We are currently working on an expansion that will allow Abbott House to serve more children in the near future.
Abbott House provides the following:
Abbott House offers a clinical approach to treatment:
The goals of Abbott House and its staff is to provide premier service to girls and families. We do this using common principles of :
Individualized Programs, and
for our girls, families, staff and community.
For 75 years Abbott House has provided girls ages seven to seventeen with a second change at youth—a place of hope and recovery for those who have suffered trauma and abuse.Without help now, many of these young women perpetuate the cycle of violence and punish themselves indefinitely for the tragedy that was placed on their shoulders. It is a place where girls get another chance to turn the abuse and victimization of their past into experiences they live with, but that do not overwhelm their lives. Abbott House strives to provide premier services for girls and their families.