Human Services

COVID-19 Scam

Jul 31, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … July 31, 2020 Show 871 Hour 1

Scammers often prey upon citizens after tragedies or during difficult times. The current pandemic has some scammers working overtime.  Caitlin Christensen is the SHIINE Director for the Department of Health and Human Services in South Dakota. SHIINE is Senior Health Information and Insurance Education.  Christensen joins us this morning to warn us about a new scam and what people should do to stay safe.

 

In The Moment ... January 26 2017 Show 017 Hour 2

Guests: Dr. Trenton Ellis, assistant professor of human services at Black Hills State University's School of Behavioral Sciences, Panic at the Meat Department Geek Speak; Mike Huether, Mayor of Sioux Falls; Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, U.S. Census Bureau Chief of Geography

SD Housing for the Homeless Consortium

A statewide survey shows more than 1,000 people in South Dakota are homeless. But advocates for affordable and appropriate housing say the number of people in need is much higher. Stakeholders in Sioux Falls gathered Wednesday to discuss a plan to curb homelessness and improve quality of life.

The official 2015 Statewide Point in Time Homeless Count reveals 1,036 people are homeless in South Dakota. That one-day snapshot shows the number of people without a home is up 17 percent from last year.