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History

Reflecting back. Looking ahead.

To truly tell our history, you’d have to tell the histories of every family we’ve worked with. Every person we’ve touched, and who touched us. The real credit goes to the families and professionals who started Sesdac, and changed thousands of lives.

 

1973The birth of SESDAC. Dr. Monroe and other concerned citizens organized a community meeting to launch what would become SESDAC.
1978New Center opens at 207 Duke Street.
1986Construction completed on three residential homes and an apartment unit.
1989Medicaid rules change allows for dollars to be used for home and community based services.
1997SESDAC begins its first Family Support program in southeast South Dakota.
2008SESDAC launches Person Centered Thinking Initiative.
2014SESDAC receives 4 Year Accreditation from Council on Quality and Leadership.
TodaySesdac provides expanded services to over 100 individuals in Clay and Union counties – and serves over 140 others through our Family Support program.