In July KSFY News brought you to the Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Youth Shelter.
The 10-bed facility in Pine Ridge takes in boys and girls 12 to 17 years old who come from difficult home situations.
At the shelter, kids receive mental health evaluations, counseling and equine therapy. They also learn life skills like growing their own box gardens.
Funding for the shelter is very limited, but there's a way we can help staff and volunteers to keep programs going.
Saturday, October 12, there is a benefit at Latitude 44 in Sioux Falls.
Performers include comedians Andy Swan and Ryan Stoick, plus musical acts Beattiger, Damn Your Eyes and DJ Sadie Soul. Doors are at 8:00 and music starts at 9:00. Cover is $5 at the door. Proceeds go directly to the shelter.
The shelter houses ten kids at a time, and while staff and volunteers are dedicated to making life as normal as possible for them, programs like the garden rely largely on donations.
For a full list of items the shelter can use, and details on the gardening program, follow the links provided.