In The Moment... February 28, 2017 Show 039 Hour 1

We begin the hour with Adam Grant. He’s the author of "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World." The book is a New York Times bestseller and NPR and Amazon best book of 2016, now available in paperback. " It’s a conversation about the trailblazers, the ground-breakers, and those among us who re-imagine and re-create everything from technology to their own careers.

Bishop Dudley Hospitality House

A Sioux Falls emergency shelter is implementing a pay-for-stay program for some guests. The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House offers lodging for the homeless and vulnerable. The new system is part of a focus on supporting people who need temporary assistance.

Starting May 2nd, people who work but don’t have homes receive 30 days lodging at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House for free. After that, executive director Chad Campbell says they’ll have to pay.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The federal government is directing $250,000 to South Dakota to help people with food or shelter in emergencies. That is the same amount the state usually receives from FEMA. The grant money can be used for problems housing and food problems that aren’t related to disasters.

FEMA distributes Emergency Food and Shelter Program money based on a state’s current unemployment, food insecurity and poverty data. In South Dakota, that equates to the minimum amount FEMA can provide a state.

Mita Maske Ti Ki (My Sister Friend's House)

Jan 7, 2014

Sarah Johnson, an advocate at Mita Maske Ti Ki (My Sister Friend's House), a women's shelter in Sioux Falls, joined Dakota Midday as part of SDPB's series examining sex trafficking in South Dakota.  Mita Maske Ti Ki is a safe zone that offers transitional housing for women of all ages, races and backgrounds.  Johnson explained how their grassroots effort to empower women with education, job skills, health care and a safe place to achieve their goals of freedom is a daily challenge.  85-percent of the women finding shelter at Mita Maske Ti Ki are Native American.  The shelter offers a cultur

The Cornerstone Rescue Mission in Rapid City is a large facility that includes transition houses, apartments, veterans care, women and children’s home, plus an emergency shelter and newly renovated kitchen serving hundreds of meals a day. Lately, though, Cornerstone has been criticized for what some say are some harsh policies at the shelter.

Homeless In South Dakota

Dec 13, 2012

A recent count by the South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Coalition found 1166 homeless individuals, including 336 children.  The numbers show a 25% decline from 2011.  Lisa Bondy of the SDHHC said that the organization relies on community volunteers, law enforcement, faith-based organizations and other agencies to help conduct the count in their areas.