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Social Services

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe’s Office of Social Services provides a number of supportive services to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and children on the Flandreau Indian Reservation.

This program upholds the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe’s Law and Order Code to protect the safety and well-being of elders and all children on the reservation. All practices preserve and respect the culture of the Dakota people. Supporting the individual/ family(s) in crisis or overcoming obstacles life has created is the vision for this program.

All programs under this office have been created based on the needs of this community. The goal of the office is to ensure all individuals, children and families are safe, healthy, productive and well-balanced through the actions of connectedness, resilience and persistence.


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Headquarters

603 West Broad Avenue

Flandreau, SD 57028

Social Services


Services Provided

Child Protection, 24 Hr. on call for emergencies, Child Placement Management Services (for children in the care of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe) and Reunification services to families (Individualized Case Management Services), Foster Home Recruitment and Licensing, Foster Parent training, Referrals to Aging Supportive Services, Investigation of Elder Abuse/ Neglect, General Assistance with community resources, Conservator Guardianship Services, ICWA and QEW Services, Family Preservation/ Prevention/ Intervention services (supports for families and children that may minor difficulties providing basic needs in the home) and Emergency services, such as families affected by severe unforeseen circumstances.


Eligible Participants

All Native American children and families residing on the Flandreau Indian Reservation.

For the ICWA program all eligible or enrolled Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal children and families-residing anywhere off of Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation.


Areas Served

All of the Flandreau Indian Reservation and for ICWA children who are eligible for enrollment with FSST or who are enrolled with FSST residing anywhere off the Flandreau Indian Reservation.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM



Social Service Office: (605) 997-5055 | Fax: (605) 997-3878

  1. General Assistance
  2. Child Protection Services
  3. Foster Care Services
  4. Family Preservation/ Prevention Services
  5. ICWA - Indian Child Welfare
  6. Aging Services
  7. Victim Advocacy