South Dakota Urban Indian Health

Funding Sources

Division of Community Behavioral Health

The mission of the Division of Community Behavioral Health is to ensure children and adults with mental health disorders and chemical dependency issues in South Dakota communities have the opportunity to choose and receive effective services needed to promote resilience and recovery.

Access to Recovery (ATR)

ATR is a three year competitive discretionary grant program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.  ATR is a presidential initiative which provides vouchers to clients for purchase of substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services.  The goals of the program are to expand capacity, support client choice, and increase the array of faith-based and community based providers for clinical treatment and recovery support services.

Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI)

MSPI is a national grant program to help address the use of methamphetamines and the high numbers of suicides that occur in "Indian Country."  This three year grant was awarded to SDUIH in 2009.  The grant focuses on developing projects and programs that offer information and support for the Native American Community dealing with the effects of "Meth" use, and the tragedy of suicide.  Funding for this grant has helped SDUIH develop traditional spirit garden's at the Sioux Falls and Pierre Clinics.  An "Inipi (Sweat) Ceremony" is sponsored by this grant as well in the Sioux Falls community.

Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI)

The purpose of the IHS DVPI is to expand the number of available domestic violence services, advocates, and community collaborations available in the urban American Indian and Alaskan Native population in the United States.  The DVPI aims to improve the responsiveness of urban indian organization by establishing and sustaining programs that prevent violence against these groups.