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Abbott House Annual Report
Read how Abbott House changed the lives of nearly 130 South Dakota children in the 2019 Abbott House Annual Report (pdf).
Accreditation & Licensure
Abbott House takes pride in maintaining relationships with accrediting and member organizations that help to ensure quality care and education.
Abbott House is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.
Licensed by the South Dakota Department of Social Services
Approved by the South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
Member of the National Fellowship of Child Care Executives and the Residential Care Consortium
Children who come to the Abbott House have the opportunity to change their lives and their future. Here’s a few facts about the Abbott House impact.
Learn the history of Abbott House, a story that spans from its origin in 1939 to the present.
Performance and Quality Improvement
Abbott House has endorsed a Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) system that uses data to identify areas of needed improvement and implement improvement plans to achieve performance targets, program goals, client satisfaction, and positive client outcomes.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.