DSS Referral Process
Once approved through the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS), DSS will send United Families information on your case. Upon receiving the information, one of our team members will be in contact with all parties involved. An orientation must be completed by all parties before the visits begin. From the time that United Families receives the initial information to the time the first visit occurs, it takes approximately 3 weeks.
To help the process, please bring the following applicable forms completed to your orientation:
- Non-Custodial Form (only for non-custodial parent/guardian)
- Custodial Form (only for custodial parent/guardian)
- Policies and Procedures (read but do not fill out)
If at any point, you plan to bring a guest or visitor who has not been referred through DSS, please bring the follow form completed to the visit:
- Visitor Form (all visitors must fill out)