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“We continue to see construction moving forward on a daily basis. It is exciting, because the new facility will enable our health and counseling services to work more congruently. This new endeavor will enable us to better serve our students’ health — mind, body, heart and spirit.”
— Mike, St. Joseph’s Indian School President
St. Joseph’s Indian School understands how important it is to serve our students — mind, body heart and spirit.
Every student who attends St. Joseph’s Indian School receives comprehensive health services, and all these services are provided by the generous support of our donors.
Our current health center — formerly the nuns’ convent from our school’s earliest days — is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), nor does it provide the privacy essential to discuss confidential health information with students and their families.
After seeking the input of our campus community and our students’ families, we made plans to replace the current health center and broke ground on the building in May of 2016.
St. Joseph’s new Health and Family Services Center will make holistic care readily available. By working with our students and their families, our professional staff can help find real solutions through health monitoring, individual/group counseling, addiction treatment and other appropriate avenues.
As a whole, the project will enable our organization to better meet the healthcare needs of the over 200 Lakota (Sioux) students attending St. Joseph’s Indian School and their families. By addressing mental and emotional issues in addition to physical ailments, the future of the Lakota people will be profoundly impacted as these precious children receive the care and resources they need to live healthy, active lives.