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Welcome to Abbott House

Abbott House is a private charity that provides residential treatment, therapeutic foster care and independent living programming for young people between the age of seven and twenty three. Located in Mitchell and Rapid City, South Dakota, the agency was founded in 1939 as a memorial to renowned social activist, Grace Abbott.  The Abbott House is truly dedicated to providing Premier Services for Youth and Families.


Established in 1939, the Abbott House Residential Treatment program 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.

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Abbott House focuses on helping youth, ages 7 to 17, who:

have little or no family support

  • have endured extreme trauma
  • experienced sexual, physical, emotional, and mental abuse
  • have be diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and ADHD
  • have had suicidal thoughts

Abbott House has a capacity to serve 45 girls at one time with an average occupancy rate of 95%.

  • Girls served in 2017: 74
  • Girls served in 2018: 74
  • Girls served in 2019: 77

Bridges Therapeutic Foster Care-

  • Youth served in 2017: 35
  • Youth served in 2018: 55
  • Youth served in 2019: 68

Bridges Independent Living-

  • Youth served in 2017: 10
  • Youth served in 2018: 10
  • Youth served in 2019: 8

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:

    • Psychiatric Residential Treatment
    • Therapeutic Foster Care
    • Independent Living Program
    • Special Education School

Abbott House offers a clinical approach to treatment:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Sexual abuse therapy
  • Anger and mood management


The goals of Abbott House and its staff is to provide premier service to youth and families.  We do this using common principles of :

Family Focus,
Individualized Programs, and
for our children, families, staff and community.

Youth Show Academic Improvement

Youth Dismissed Positively

Interpersonal Distress Score Improvement

For over 80 years Abbott House has provided youth ages 7 to 23, 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 people perpetuate the cycle of violence and punish themselves indefinitely for the tragedy that was placed on their shoulders. Abbott House and Bridges by Abbott House are programs where young people get another chance to turn the abuse and victimization of their past experiences they live with, but that do not overwhelm their lives. Abbott House strives to provide premier services for youth and their families.

Abbott House Leadership

  • Eric Klooz, Executive Director
  • Lana Anderson, Intake & Marketing Coordinator
  • Deb Sturdevant, Program Director
  • Tyson Schulz, Bridges Director

Abbott House Board of Directors

  • Mary Fuchs, President
  • Ken Novak , Vice President
  • RJ Rylance, Secretary
  • Jacqueline Sly, Treasurer
  • Katrina Almeida
  • Jake Bernards
  • Bob DeWald
  • Mandi Greenway- Bietz
  • Teresa Hart
  • Cante Heart
  • Anne Huber
  • Wyonne Kaemingk
  • Adria Kampmann
  • Ann Murano
  • DeMaris Nesheim


Abbott House Foundation Board

  • Gopal Vyas, President
  • Gene Juffer, Vice President
  • Dave Brooks
  • Rod Colvin
  • Jacquelyn Johnson
  • Lance Koth
  • Paul Miskimins
  • Tona Rozum
  • Jim Scull

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