Halfway House and Detox Center

Effectively immediately the Human Service Agency is unable to accept clients seeking detoxification or be detained in our safe room. Because the owners of our former facility sold the building, we relocated to a temporary facility until our new building is completed in October. Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to serve those experiencing a mental health crisis through our crisis service rotation which can be reached at 605-886-0123. Individuals needing detoxification should go to the Prairie Lakes Emergency Room.

Serenity Hills is a residential facility for those suffering from mental illness and/or addictions. It offers a unique environment of compassion, dignity, structure and serenity. It is designed to help people begin and continue the journey of recovery, healing and wholeness. Serenity Hills offers distinct programs within a single facility, Social Setting Medically Monitored Detox, Dual Diagnosis Halfway House, Safe Room and Slip Slot.

Serenity Hills emphasizes the restoration of dignity and self-worth while teaching individual responsibility. This includes the development of independent living skills, relapse prevention, coping skills, social skill training, and opportunities for spiritual growth. Serenity Hills combines a 12-step philosophy with a multi-disciplinary team approach including psychiatric, psychological, mental health and addictions.

Serenity Hills offers a short term Safe Room designed for situations requiring protective custody for mental health crisis.


Program Description

  • Medical Director on-call at all times
  • 24-hour monitoring by medical staff
  • Drug and Alcohol Evaluation
  • Motivational counseling
  • Discharge planning and referrals
  • Average length of stay; 2-7 days

Admission Criteria

  • Are you currently under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs?
  • Are you experiencing withdrawal symptoms?
  • Are your current health problems manageable without hospitalization?

If you answered yes to all 3 and are willing to commit to admission to our Detox program for 2-5 days, please call (605) 884-0650 to speak to medical staff and make a referral.

Halfway House

Program Description

  • For Men Only
  • Length of stay, 6 months-1 year
  • Employment required/expected
  • Case Management/Voc Rehab services available
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • 12-Step group meetings
  • Psycho-educational activities
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health services
  • Recreation, exercise and daily activities
  • Transportation Available weekdays

Admission Criteria

  • Male, 18 or older
  • Addiction/Mental Health diagnosis required
  • Indication of unstable living environment, deficits of independent living skills, minimal social support systems
  • History of relapse and multiple services
  • Ability and willingness to obtain employment
  • Medication management

If you want to apply for admission, call (605) 884-0650 to speak to medical staff and get started.

Apply to Serenity Hills