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Program Name: Dakotah Pride Center - Richard Bird, MS, LAC, Program Manager

 

Last updated 9/13/2021 at 9:31pm



Program Name: Dakotah Pride Center - Richard Bird, MS, LAC, Program Manager

Function/Mission Statement: To promote and sustain the quality of life, integrity, and empowerment of SWO Tribal Members by planning, developing and providing alcohol & drug addiction services consistent with the behavioral, physical, cultural and spiritual values of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation.

Service Description: Dakotah Pride is a SD State accredited substance use disorder treatment program which provides alcohol & drug use disorder assessments; a 12-bed adult inpatient residential treatment program; intensive outpatient treatment program for adults; a 26-week aftercare treatment for adults; and a 10-bed transitional care halfway house for adult men and women. Other services provided by Dakotah Pride Center include; transportation for social detoxification; referral/collaboration to Mental Health Department at Indian Health Service; referral/case management for patients with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health disorders; and a 24-hour on call counselor (742-3114).

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote and sustain the quality of life, integrity and empowerment of the SWO Tribal Members by planning, developing and providing alcohol & drug addiction services consistent with the behavioral, physical, cultural and spiritual values of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES and ACTIVITIES for AUGUST 30, 2021

1. Intensive Inpatient Treatment Services for Adults: A group of 7 clients 4 men and 3 women completed on August 11, 2021. On August 18, 2021 another group of 8 clients started inpatient treatment. This group completes September 15, 2021. The number of clients waiting for a bed on September 1, 2021, for inpatient treatment consists of 8 men and 6 women, these are clients who have an active application on file and available for the next treatment start date.

2. Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services: A group of 4 men and 3 women completed on August 19, 2021. Another group of 8 clients starts on September 7, 2021.

3. Aftercare and Continuing Treatment Services: This group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:00- 8:00 pm. The group usually has 10-12 clients in attendance. Marylou Thompson, ACT provides the aftercare treatment services.

4. Transitional & Halfway House Services: On August 30, 2021, we have 9 clients living at the Dakotah Pride Halfway House, with 5 men, 4 women and two clients in the prenatal unit.

5. Treatment Needs Evaluations: The treatment needs evaluations completed for August 2021 totals 23, with 11 male and 12 females. Primary Diagnosis: included: Alcohol Use Disorder 16; and Methamphetamine Use Disorder 9; Cannabis Use Disorder 8; and Opioid Use Disorder 4.

6. Placement & Referral to inpatient treatment services for Co-occurring Disorders: Since October 1, 2020 we have placed a total of 85 clients using Contract Health funding. Thus far, 33 clients went to Keystone Treatment Center; 46 have been placed at Tallgrass Recovery Center and 6 clients are placed at Project Turnabout in Granite Falls, MN

7. Prenatal Empowerment Program: Marylou Thompson is assigned as the Case Manager for this program. She is working with clients with various services, individual counseling; placement in a sober living environment; referral to treatment and insuring medical appointments are followed up. Two of these clients are staying at the Halfway House until further notice.

8. SD State Accreditation Report: The date for the next review will occur in September or October 2022.

9. Staff Updates: No updates this month.

10. DPC Covid-19 Funding FY2021 – Dakotah Pride Center received Covid-19 CARES ACT funding. The equipment purchases include: two vehicles for emergency transport; mattresses that are easy to disinfect and clean, a new electric stove and oven. Also on the purchase list are 24 chairs and 10 office chairs that can be disinfected to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

11. New Treatment Center: The Workgroup Feasibility meets at least every two weeks until October when a report will detail the findings and recommendations. DSGW Architects are working with SWO for the feasibility study. We had a Round Table Meeting and discussion with members of Tribal Council on July 12, 2021 for updates and to determine next steps to take. Plans are underway to take trips to other successful treatment programs in the area. Thus far we have identified 4 possible sites for the 24 bed open-ended variable length of stay substance use disorder treatment program. Also plans in discussion includes more onsite mental health programming and Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Treatment programming. Plans are to complete the feasibility study by November 2021 and present the findings to Tribal Council and to the Area Office Great Plains in Aberdeen.

 
 

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