Coordinated Entry

South Dakota implemented a statewide Coordinated Entry System (CES) in 2018.  CES is a process in which persons experiencing homelessness are consistently assessed, are prioritized for housing based on their needs, and are referred to the available housing and services resources that will most successfully end the experience of homelessness. The consortium believes that by working together as a collaborative system, as opposed to working as individual groups and programs, the limited homeless housing and service resources will be utilized most efficiently and effectively to end homelessness in South Dakota.