Summer is almost over!!! Hard to believe. There has been a lot going on since our Spring newsletter.  We have had several women coming into the house. Some stay for a long time, and some come and go, some too soon. There have been changes in the program and additions to staff.

Tammy Passamonte has accepted the new Case Management Assistant (CMA) position. It was decided that there was a greater need for a CMA position than to have an Administrative Assistant to help in the office. Our primary focus for the next two years will be to improve retention and focus on providing more services to the women.

We are celebrating a participant’s completion of 12-months in the program. Along with her graduation we are celebrating her decision to be the first woman to go on to complete the additional 6-months of Flying Solo. This will give her and Passages the opportunity to be involved in community service, retreats, and new adventures. All in the spirit of growing stronger in her faith walk.

Our Board of Directors and volunteers worked hard for our Annual Funding Campaign which brought in over $19,000. Thank you to the all who participated and donated. Passages relies heavily on grants, donations and fundraisers. We deeply appreciate the generosity of our community.

Passages has been extremely blessed by Mayor Steve Allender’s support and assistance in bringing a resolution forward to the Rapid City Council to donate a block of land to Passages for the purpose of building so that we can expand and provide more ability to improve retention. We look forward to updating everyone on the progress of the building plans. We are very excited that this will help us to improve retention and expand our services all at once.

Please consider donating to our operating expenses and/or our Building Fund by going to our web page, just note please, if your donation is for the Building Fund. You can get more information about ways to partner with us and how to contact us.

Save the date for our next Passages Pies Plus Fundraiser! Saturday November 4th at Terra Sancta Retreat Center, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Shantel Krebs, South Dakota Secretary of State will be our guest speaker for the evening. Please come join us for delicious pie, learn more about Passages, and hear from our esteemed speaker.

Passages could not do what it does for these women and the women coming after them without the continued support of its community and volunteers. Take this opportunity to introduce a woman to God and watch your relationship with Him grow closer as well. Be an example of His love to someone who is hungry and desperate to truly know His love for her.

Passages Monthly Memory Verse: September  -Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”
Dr. Marge Beam
Director, Case Management Services