Welcome to the South Dakota United For Hope & Recovery Homepage!
- We use the language of "lived experience" because we see this as the most universal description of our common, yet diverse, experiences.
- From our own lived experience, we know the importance of choice in how each person defines their experiences and we believe each person should have access to education and supports that promote informed choice and personal power.
- We believe that the people of South Dakota should have access to education and support services that have been proven most effective to promote healing, recovery, and wellness - for individuals, families, and communities.
- We believe in the POWER of PEERS! Power to heal. Power to recover. Power to influence positive change. Power to encourage, educate, and support one another, our families, and our communities. Power born of wisdom and strength. Wisdom and strength born of uniquely intense/challenging life experiences
The SD United for Hope and Recovery Board of Directors
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New tabs to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we roll---easy menus at the left of the page, exciting new program opportunities below and in the "Announcements" section on the left, plus video and audio links below
Announcing: Harnessing Our Power of Experience (H.O.P.E) Program Opportunities
H.O.P.E. programs invite the participation of people who have lived experience with trauma, altered/extreme states or diagnosis of mental illness. Struggling to overcome the tremendous life challenges that often result yields a depth of experience that can provide valuable insight well beyond the individual.
H.O.P.E. programs provide an opportunity to come together with others who have had similar experiences to explore the ways that, through our unique and shared wisdom, we can lead change efforts toward healthier and more inclusive communities. New and upcoming opportunities include the H.O.P.E. Leadership Institute and the H.O.P.E. Book Club.
Harnessing Our Power of Experience (H.O.P.E.) Leadership Institute Information
The H.O.P.E. Leadership Institute invites the participation of people who have lived experience with trauma, altered/extreme states or diagnosis of mental illness. Struggling to overcome the tremendous life challenges that often result yields a depth of experience that can provide valuable insight well beyond the individual.
The H.O.P.E. Leadership Institute is an opportunity to come together with others who have had similar experiences to explore the ways that, through our unique and shared wisdom, we can lead change efforts toward healthier and more inclusive communities.
Download, print, and feel free to share the H.O.P.E. Leadership Institute Flyer [HERE]
Get more information and apply for the H.O.P.E. Leadership Institute (printable) [HERE]
Or read more and apply with your computer (type and e-mail) [HERE]
April 15: Application Deadline
April 30: Applicants notified
May 28-29 (travel May 27th, 29th) Institute kickoff session
July 22-24 (travel July 21st, 25th) Institute closing session
Harnessing Our Power of Experience (H.O.P.E.) Book Club meeting over lunch hour LIVE in Rapid City. Printable Flyer [HERE]
Learn more about SD United by reading below, or kick back and listen in to hear more about who we are and what we do...
On February 20th, Jennifer Constantine was interviewed on behalf of SD United on Dakota Midday, a regular weekday South Dakota Public Radio show. Click the link below to hear a recording of the live interview.
South Dakota United for Hope & Recovery (SDUnited) is a statewide non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)3 status. Because SDUnited is peer-run, we are managed and directed by people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and/or extreme/altered states. We are growing potential as we pursue improved advocacy, education, and support by and with our peers.
The SD United for Hope and Recovery "Ground Zero" Video
Announcements and Website Updates
Please check back often as we update this website with the latest programs, activities, and opportunities. The "Announcements " section on the left of this home page is the best place to find out about upcoming events and opportunities. This is also where we will announce completed website updates. Please be patient with us as we work together to perform quality updates to the SD United website. We want to do the best job we can at building a website with credible and accurate resources and information. Check out the "Connect with SD United" tab on the menu (top left hand side) to connect with SD United on Facebook, You Tube, or Twitter. Look for more ways to connect- coming soon.