Sioux Falls Employer Initiative
Alcohol and drug problems cost all of us. Itís why more and more local employers are realizing the benefits of partnering in our Employer Initiative. It gives employers the tools to help their employees while increasing productivity and better managing costs related to the chronic illness of addiction. And itís helping organizations save families, lives and money.
Snapshot of a local problem
Research shows that in the Sioux Falls area, about 10 percent of those ages 12 and up Ė close to 20,000 people in the four-county area -- struggle with addiction issues. In addition, just a fraction of those, less than 10 percent, will ever get help.
As the communityís top public health challenge, addiction drives far reaching social, human and economic costs. A study commissioned by Face It TOGETHER found that addiction costs the community at least $117 million each year.
The mission statement for employer partners is:
Believing that addiction is a chronic illness and that companies can be a part of creating a recovery-oriented community in Sioux Falls, our companies join forces to use the winning elements of our wellness programs and services for the employees to open new doors and remove barriers to recovery.
Visit the For Employers section to learn more about the Employer Initiative, including the program's goals, activities and benefits.
Read a thought piece about the leadership of our Employer partners and their commitment to community by embracing and advancing the workplace initiative.
Area employers involved in our workplace recovery initiative include:
Argus Leader Media
Avera McKennan Hospital
City of Sioux Falls
Childrenís Home Society
Component Manufacturing Company
First Bank & Trust
First National Bank
First Premier Bank
Good Samaritan Society
Henry Carlson Co.
Home Federal Bank
Howalt-McDowell Insurance Inc.
Lloyd Property Management
Orion Food Systems
Raven Industries Inc.
Showplace Wood Products
Volunteers of America - Dakotas
Please contact us to learn how you can become an Employer Initiative partner.