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The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House will serve as a dynamic stabilizer for people in unstable circumstances through information, referral and resources, opening doors for those in need.


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Bishop Dudley Hospitality House Rendering
Maintaining the fine balance between homelessness and having a regular place to sleep at night is often the support network provided by friends, families and communities. For more than 600 men, women and children in Sioux Falls, this network has been inadequate, leaving them homeless and without access to many of the basic necessities that keep them safe, healthy and connected.

The BISHOP DUDLEY HOSPITALITY HOUSE in Sioux Falls, an initiative of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls in collaboration with other social service providers, will soon open its doors as a central, first-stop resource for those in need of day and nighttime shelter and access to essential services.

Located in downtown Sioux Falls, the facility is within walking distance of several agencies that provide programs for the needy, supporting the proven plan to work in partnership with existing agencies to coordinate many services under a single roof.

The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House is located at:
101 N. Indiana Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57103
(605) 809-8424
Blessing and Opening of the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House

In less than a year from the public announcement of its vision, the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House will receive its first guests today. When I walked into this cold empty building for the first time I wondered what it would take to turn it into what we see today, was it even possible? Those who know me well know that I am a cautious, even a frustratingly-slow decision maker. Yet God touched my heart that day and my immediate unspoken response was that God has offered us this opportunity to, as Pope Francis has called us to do, see Christ in the poor and vulnerable. The fact is that we are all poor and vulnerable in aspects and times of our lives. It was a leap of faith to go forward, yet faith is trust in what is unseen.

We would not be here today if the hand of God had not touched others as well. Thank you to all who have made this ministry possible. There are some who do deserve special note. They include the Steering Committee which offered experience-based design and practical advice; the Task Force which raised both awareness of the growing need, especially relating to children and families, and whose members personally sought out the funding; the staff and board of the Good Shepherd Center, the Diocesan staff and Finance Council, and the staff and Board of the Catholic Community Foundation of Eastern South Dakota, and so many more. Thank you to the Argus Leader and its Lend-a-Hand program and to all media who shared the story and the vision. Your moving personal stories have helped us understand the true face of the homeless and vulnerable. Thank you also to all who volunteered with your time and expertise.

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