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Glory House is a substance abuse treatment facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota founded in 1968 by a Baptist parishioner so moved by a sermon that she joined forces with her husband and four daughters to begin a halfway house for men. Joe and Edith McAuley named the facility Glory House the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

The House offers several programs for clients in corrective services as well as clients who require residential, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and outpatient services for substance abuse. Services include GPS Electronic Monitoring, SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring), the White Bison curriculum for the Native American Treatment Program, Methamphetamine/Stimulant Treatment Program, Intensive Methamphetamine Treatment (IMT) Program and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program.

Treatment and Staff

Glory House aims to equip clients with new thinking patterns in its programming. Glory House employs three types of evidence-based practices, including Corrective Thinking (using Truthought’s Evidence-Based Corrective Thinking [TM] Process), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT@) and the Matrix Model. Truthought staff help clients to pinpoint destructive thinking and behavioral patterns and to acquire new tools to live outside of old patterns.

The first Glory House residential program is a sixteen-week methamphetamine treatment program. Treatment is based upon the precepts of the Matrix Model. After clients go through residential and IOP treatment, they join an aftercare program for 12 to 18 months. The purpose of extensive aftercare is to engage family and assist the client in continued sobriety. The AOD Program requires clients to complete individual and group counseling sessions each week to build skills for early recovery and for relapse prevention. The AOD program length of treatment is eight weeks. Clients in corrective custody are eligible to complete this treatment. Each client is assigned to meet with a primary therapist each week. Clients participate with family in an additional 12-week education group to build support in continuing care. Clients are required to submit to weekly urinalysis tests. Clients are also strongly encouraged to attend 12-step meetings off-site throughout treatment.

Glory House offers specialized residential/IOP care for clients in corrective custody or for those who show early signs of substance abuse and behavioral issues. The Corrective Thinking for Adult Probation/Parole program has a length of treatment of nine-weeks for nine sessions. Clients who attend are required to complete the program per the regulations of their state parole. The Corrective Thinking for Juvenile Probation program is offered to at-risk clients who have been sentenced to treatment by officers of the court system. Clients must complete nine sessions in a nine-week time frame. Client families are highly encouraged to participate in the program.

The South Dakota Woman’s Prison Correctional IMT program is a four-phase methamphetamine treatment program for women in corrective custody. While in custody, clients complete phases one and two. At the phase three level, which last for 90 days, clients begin Level III.I (Low Intensity Residential Treatment). Phase three includes 12-step support, individual therapy sessions, corrective thinking and discharge planning for release from custody. Phase four length of treatment is 180 days, which requires clients to attend treatment once they are in their own residences. Clients are required to attend two hours of aftercare treatment, one hour of “recovery support” group sessions and one individual counseling session per month.

The Native American Treatment program is structured upon the White Bison protocol of The Wellbriety Movement. The length of treatment is eight weeks in a closed group (no new members are admitted after sessions begin). The program focuses on the interconnectedness of the individual and his or her community, using the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life, and the Four Laws of change.

There are 50 employees at The Glory House, including two LPCs, eight CADCs, five Chemical Dependency Counselor trainees and two case managers. Several staff are clinically trained to assist clients with co-occurring disorders. Glory House is accredited by the American Correctional Association and the South Dakota Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for level III.I Low Intensity Residential Treatment Program, level II.I Intensive Out-Patient Treatment, and I.0 Out-Patient Group Counseling.


Corrective Thinking Training is available to nearly 500 teachers who are registered at the Glory House program. Teachers work with student test groups to identify and ameliorate negative behaviors observed in the classroom. Glory House is a member and partner agency of the International Community Corrections Association.

In Summary

Glory House offers substance abuse treatment to specialized groups of clients. The primary purpose of treatment is to assist clients in high-risk categories for substance abuse disorders. Common themes throughout all forms of treatment at the Glory House are educating clients on substance abuse issues and evidence-based practices. The staff are trained in precise models of evidence-based practices, providing clients with highly-focused methods of corrective thinking and behaving.

Glory House Location

Glory House
4000 S West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Glory House Cost

$600-1000 (30 days). Reach Glory House by phone at (605) 332-3273 or by email at [email protected].

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