Monthly Archives: March 2020


Spinsters Rewind


1964 Senior Planners, Lynn James, Jan Lucas, Marcia Muller, Cheryl Ostegaard, Doris Tjaden, Laury Wilson, Becky Smith and Carol Christensen. The EmBe Spinsters Dance is an annual event that develops leadership skills among young people in the community. Participants from Sioux Falls’ high schools gather together to organize and execute a high school dance, all to benefit youth scholarships and programming needs. The Spinsters Dance began in the late 1930s as a “Sadie Hawkins” dance with proceeds benefitting the YWCA (now EmBe). Those who have participated throughout the decades regard Spinsters as iconic and unparalleled for the ways it [...]

Spinsters Rewind2020-03-26T11:45:25-05:00

Are you out of work due to COVID-19?


What can you do if you are out of work due to COVID-19? You may qualify for South Dakota Reemployment Assistance. The below graphic shows which cases generally will qualify for RA benefits and which circumstances will likely not qualify. The Department of Labor assesses each person's case individually. To apply for RA benefits, apply online at or call (605) 626-3179. For more information from the Department of Labor regarding COVID-19, visit:

Are you out of work due to COVID-19?2020-04-01T13:36:02-05:00

EmBe Program Scheduling Changes


*UPDATED JUNE 8, 2020* At the heart of our mission is serving all of you and we place your health and safety at the top of our priorities. Preventing the spread of COVID 19 is guiding all of our processes and procedures ss we prepare to phase in in-person offerings. Please see below for the latest updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at Childcare and School Age Care EmBe Childcare and School Age Care (Downtown, South and Mitchell) are open and ready to support families. Hours are limited. Childcare and SAC families have been emailed directly. [...]

EmBe Program Scheduling Changes2020-06-08T16:15:32-05:00

EmBe precautions and COVID-19


Sioux Falls, SD (March 11, 2020) - EmBe is proud to serve the community and place your health and safety at the top of our priorities. With this in mind, we have been carefully following recommendations from state and federal officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and illnesses like the flu. We continue to remind our staff of ways to avoid spreading disease, such as increased hand washing and cleaning practices. These practices are in addition to our everyday work processes. We know we are all concerned. EmBe is committed to remaining calm, knowing that concern for health [...]

EmBe precautions and COVID-192020-03-11T16:17:11-05:00

Can you empower women and families with a donation?

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts our community more and more each day. Suspending program offerings and decreasing demand for childcare are impacting our organization. We ask you to consider a donation to EmBe so that we can respond to urgent community needs like childcare scholarships and employment resources. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

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Click here to learn more about EmBe’s Program Scheduling changes due to COVID-19.



While EmBe’s childcare operation is reopening with limited services on March 30, EmBe’s offices are closed.

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