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SD Focus: City Responses to Homelessness

Season 28 Episode 7 | 28m 29s

Amid rising rates of homelessness, Rapid City and Sioux Falls are moving forward with new approaches to responding to their unhoused neighbors. The non-profit Journey On has diverted more than 12,000 calls from law enforcement by building positive relationships with homeless folks. Sioux Falls becomes a site for the Veterans Community Project tiny homes village.

Aired: 04/26/23
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Extras
Stories of how SD high school graduates decide what's next.
Current foster families and former foster children share their stories.
The overlap between child trauma research and juvenile justice policy approaches in SD.
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.
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Stories of how SD high school graduates decide what's next.
Current foster families and former foster children share their stories.
The overlap between child trauma research and juvenile justice policy approaches in SD.
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.