“It only takes one single person to change a life.”

Jean ~ Child Advocate

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 provide needed services to Native American people living in the Cheyenne River Reservation area.

Thrift Store Urgent Needs:

Urgent Needs
  • bath towels
  • socks/underwear (all sizes)
  • housewares (kitchen)
  • adult clothes (L, XL, XXL)
  • teen clothes
  • bedding
  • Shoes/Sandals (all sizes)
  • kids summer clothing (all sizes)
Special Summer Needs
  • balls
  • board games
  • toddler yard toys (large and small)
  • bicycles

In the news

How far is far?

How far do you drive to the grocery store? Do you have a Target or Walmart store near you? Do you know how far you would have to drive for these services if you lived on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation? Read more>>

In her own words

Jessica spent nearly two years in in the care of the Child Services Center at Cheyenne River Indian Outreach. Thanks to you, she is more than a statistic! Read her story>>

Raising awareness, saving lives!

Cheyenne River Indian Outreach works with many organizations on the reservation to provide the best services possible. Read more>>

Offering hope, one simple need at a time

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

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