Family Support 360

Family Support 360 offers a wide array of services and supports to families of individuals with a developmental disability. Supports are designed specifically for each family and are intended to help families stay together.

Contact any of these LifeScape Family Support 360 Coordinators:

Shannon Jones
605-212-5764
shannon.jones@LifeScapeSD.org

Travis Gallipo
605-553-6776
travis.gallipo@LifeScapeSD.org

Heidi Valer
605-323-7086
heidi.valer@LifeScapeSD.org

Services and Supports Provided

In addition to service coordination and advocacy, participants and their families also receive financial assistance with expenses as identified in the individualized plan. These supports are centered around the entire family, not just the person with the disability. These expenses may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Companion Care
  • Housing Modifications
  • Incontinence Supplies
  • Medications
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Personal Care
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Respite Care
  • Supported Employment
  • Travel Expenses for Medical Care
  • Vehicle Modifications

How the Program Works

First, apply to the Family Support statewide program.

Download Application

The statewide program does not provide service coordination, and all funding comes from the state's general funds budget. Once approved, you are put on a waiting list for the local Family Support program. There are currently 32 local programs in South Dakota.

Role of a Family Support Coordinator

  • Assist families so that children and adults with disabilities can remain in their own homes
  • Help families apply for and maintain funding
  • Assist families in identifying and prioritizing needs
  • Develop an Individual Service Plan to track and assess needs and services
  • Network with other community resources