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Triumph Over Tragedy

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

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When Antonio Perdue’s fiancé passed away, he knew his family’s living situation was about to change. Having moved here from Florida, he had no family in the area and no one to turn to for help.   

That’s when GROW South Dakota stepped in. Antonio worked with a counselor to complete paperwork for emergency services and temporary lodging.  He received rental counseling from GROW South Dakota, which allowed him to find an affordable place to live. “That was when I knew my family and I will be okay, which was comforting support in that time of crisis.”

Now Antonio and his family live in a beautiful townhome. His children attend a wonderful school and his son is even playing soccer. “GROW South Dakota has some God-sent personnel that helped my family in a tough situation without judgment against my race, disability, or age.”

Housing & Urban Development, (HUD), to administer Pre-Purchase, Rental or Post-Purchase counseling services, certifies GROW SD.  These services are provided at no charge to clients, and all clients will work with a trained counselor to complete a sustainable budget, create an action plan, and gain additional knowledge to help better their financial situation.   

If you or anybody you know are interested in receiving HUD Counseling services through GROW SD, contact us at, or (605) 698-7654.  EHO

Category: Success Stories

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A Half-Century of Serving South Dakotans

For more than half a century, the three nonprofit organizations comprising GROW South Dakota have fulfilled a vision of “GROWing sustainable communities through housing, community and economic development.” In 1966 the Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program (NESDCAP) was established as a Community Action Agency in the War on Poverty and has served thousands in 17 counties with emergency services as well as various housing programs.

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GROW South Dakota

GROW South Dakota
104 Ash Street East | Sisseton, SD  57262
Phone (605) 698-7654 | Fax (605) 698-3038