a small room
We've also added a private bathroom, microwave, and a small refrigerator. There is also a larger common area furnished with a stove, full sink, pots and pans, dishes, and utensils. In addition, there is a comfortable living room setting with a television for playing videos and a nice selection of board games.
Our Small Room Ministry is not a homeless shelter. Guests must be referred by Brothers and Sisters Behind Bars, ICAP, or a Court Services Officer. Our guests must not have a conviction for a violent or sexual offense. Our guests must have a desire or "want to" for a better life free from life-controlling struggles such as alcohol or substance abuse.
Accountability is key! Therefore, each guest will have a relationship with an approved mentor and will maintain close contact in order to have support through their recovery journey. During this recovery journey our guests will be required to attend self-help meetings, which may include church and/or Bible studies.
Please download an application form as a reference, however, your entry process will begin with a conversation with our representative from ICAP. You may download an informational brochure here, or call our office, 605-886-3165 for more information.
There are times when a person needs a safe, quiet place to stay. In our experience within the community we've found that there are some in need of such a place to recover and relaunch. We have eight rooms that have been designated for such needs. Inspired by the Biblical story from 2 Kings 4 when a prophet needed such a place, a Shunammite woman said, " Let's make a small room for him, with a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp." (2 Kings 4:10)