Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients Aberdeen SD

Two Federal (and a number of State) statutes protect recovering substance abusers from many forms of discrimination. However, in most areas of the country, LGBT individuals have no legal protection against discrimination in employment, housing, or access to social services. Protections fought for and won by women, racial minorities, and individuals with disabilities simply are not available for LGBT persons.

Avera Saint Lukes
(605) 622-5800
1400 15th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD
Hotline
(800) 952-2250
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Bartels Counseling Services Inc
(605) 310-0032
3101 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Criminal justice clients

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Community Counseling Services
(605) 256-9656
914 NE 3rd Street
Madison, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Well Spring Inc
(605) 718-4870
117 Knollwood Drive
Rapid City, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program
(605) 668-3315
3315 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Avera Saint Lukes
(605) 622-5960x5960
1400 15th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Well Springs Inc
(605) 342-0345
1205 East Saint James Street
Rapid City, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Northern Hills Alcohol/Drug Services
(605) 642-7093
115 East Hudson Street
Spearfish, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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New Dawn Enterprises
(605) 465-2968
19271 Highway 79
Vale, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men

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Glory House of Sioux Falls
(605) 332-3273
4000 South West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients

Legal Issues for Programs Treating LGBT Clients

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals with substance abuse problems are doubly stigmatized. As substance abusers, they are viewed by many as weak in character and moral fiber. As lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, they are reviled by some as deviant and immoral. They may encounter bigotry from employers, human service workers, criminal justice officials, the general public, and even their own families.

Two Federal (and a number of State) statutes protect recovering substance abusers from many forms of discrimination. However, in most areas of the country, LGBT individuals have no legal protection against discrimination in employment, housing, or access to social services. Protections fought for and won by women, racial minorities, and individuals with disabilities simply are not available for LGBT persons. Disclosure of sexual orientation can lead to an individual’s being fired or being denied access to housing and social services—all with legal impunity. LGBT individuals may even lose custody of their children if their sexual orientation becomes known during a custody dispute.

Even in those States that have enacted statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, LGBT individuals have sometimes been denied protection. Little wonder that LGBT individuals regard protecting information about their sexual orientation and substance abuse histories as criticall...

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