October's Rector's Forum

Please join us on October 21st, in-between our services at 9am, as Allan Saugstad joins us to talk about all things ‘Glory House’. He’ll be sharing all the exciting things happening with the Glory House situated here in Sioux Falls.

The Glory House, is a residential reentry program for men and women who have been incarcerated and are trying to reenter into the community. The organization has many high-quality programs for the clients and a staff that implements the programming to help the clients reduce the risk factors they may encounter. We are accredited with the SD Department of Social Services and the American Correction Association.

The local community has been very supportive and provides many opportunities for the clients to connect with different groups. Employers utilize our clients for jobs and they integrate back into the community through many other groups, like Church, AA, NA, etc.

The residential program has an approximate completion rate of 73%, and their risk to recidivate is reduced, also. Some of them come out of prison with nothing but the clothes on their back. The Glory House helps them to get jobs, housing and transportation so they can get back on track to a crime and drug-free life. The counseling and guidance is the key to success, together the staff and the client identifies risk factors and develops success strategies. They monitor the decrease in these risk factors as they move to greater independence and success in the community.

Posted on October 11, 2018 .