Glory House plans expansion after serving hundreds of customers in 2021


Glory House, a licensed addiction treatment provider in Sioux Falls, will expand its boarding residential apartments for those struggling with drug addiction next year.

Nicole Dvorak, Interim President of Glory Houses, briefed Minnehaha County Commissioners at a meeting on Tuesday about the agency’s efforts to expand their continuum of community care and support services, including the addition of new buildings at their campus. The agency welcomed 414 clients to its center this year.

Glory House offers residential treatment and group and individual outpatient consultations. The agency opened its residential apartments in December 2019 and is already at full capacity this year.

“We’re not just looking at efficiency units, we’re also looking at maybe one- or two-piece units,” Dvorak said. “That way we can provide services to families… We have the support of other community members, so we can piggyback on our services at the agency to make sure they receive some kind of ongoing service, treatment or individual counseling. “

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Dvorak says Glory House has trained its staff in trauma-informed care to reach clients who have also been affected by violence or abuse.

“It makes our correctional staff more aware of a larger part of the therapeutic community,” she said.

The rehabilitation center accommodates around 80 people per day. Typically, 85-90% of residents living in their accommodation are employed.

“Our clients are getting better and better jobs, and even making more money… It’s been really fun and encouraging for us to watch,” said Kelly Cleveringa, Glory House Program Coordinator.

The most popular treatment offered by Glory House is its 16-week Intensive Methamphetamine Treatment Program.

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“Methamphetamine has a really big impact on the brain,” Cleveringa said. “Traditional treatment services that last maybe 30 days are not quite up to the mark, because people’s brains really need more time to heal when they use methamphetamine on a daily basis.”

Participants in the program live at Glory House. The treatment program also includes family involvement and a 12-18 month follow-up program.

“Congratulations, I am impressed with the number of people you also have working,” said Commissioner Gerald Beninga. “Housing is a big deal, but the next step is to try and find a job and you’ve done a great job doing it.”

Cleveringa pointed out that accommodation continues to be a big issue for people who come to Glory House, especially if they have a history of violent crime, but their apartments have helped their clients a lot.

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