“I can’t say enough good things about this center because they make these kids successful. They help them believe in themselves.”
Jerry, teacher

Mission Statement

The Cheyenne River Indian Outreach (CRIO) mission is to eradicate violence and oppressive practices by supporting and empowering individuals, families and communities to promote justice, social change and non-violence.

Outreach Background

Founded by the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 1982, Cheyenne River Indian Outreach upholds the vision of CPOSH founder Fr. Leo John Dehon, SCJ.

Fr. Dehon was committed to serving the poor, meeting people’s physical and spiritual needs through social service and helping individuals live better lives.

His caring beliefs are expressed through Cheyenne River Indian Outreach’s passionate dedication to providing needed services to Native American people living in the Cheyenne River Reservation area.

In the news

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The Pipeline — more than just oil

CRIO is combating new dangers facing Native American women and children. Read more>>

Raising awareness, saving lives!

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Offering hope, one simple need at a time

Lakota (Sioux) families rely on Bear Necessities Read more>>

A gift of love from Wisconsin

On the wings of generosity and a small airplane, Rosie and her high school classmates extended a helping hand to Lakota families in need on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Read her story>>

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