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Strong Families Create Strong Communities

Family is an important part of what makes South Dakota strong. We’re here to make sure you have access to the services and programs that can help you make the best decisions for your family – because strong communities create a stronger South Dakota.

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A Message from Governor Kristi Noem

A Message from Governor Kristi Noem

Congratulations! Starting a new family is one of the most fulfilling adventures you will ever begin. It won’t always be easy, but there will be many moments of joy along the way. The good news is you’re not in this alone—we’re here to help you be the best mom or dad you can be.

Strengthening families is a key element to every decision I make as governor, and I’m committed to keeping it at the center. I’d like to invite you to bookmark this page and check back when you’re looking for ways to strengthen your family’s network. We’ve sorted through some of the best resources and programs our state has to offer, giving you a great place to start. Let’s work together to build strong families across the state.

Caring for Baby

From changing the first diaper to cutting those tiny nails, caring for your baby takes practice. Relax— you and your baby will learn and grow together. These great resources can help, too!

Parenting Help

You want to be the best parent you can be. Free parenting classes, affordable housing and healthcare, and help buying nutritious food can help you raise a happy, healthy child.

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