Improvements In Retail outlet For Yankton’s Stephen’s Residence | Local community

Some adjustments and expansions are coming to Stephen’s Household in Yankton.

Stephen’s Residence is a faith-friendly non-gain corporation that combines mentoring and programming to tackle the worries males deal with as they transition from a chemical dependency therapy and the legal justice program. Stephen’s Home provides a Christian surroundings built to teach adult males to be accountable and liable for their existence possibilities.

About 20 several years ago, Stephen’s House started out with two guys in Pastor Jeff Mantz’s basement. From there, it’s progressed into what it is right now: an independent non-profit corporation led by a board of administrators. In 2019 Stephen’s Home obtained the Very best of Yankton Award.

A couple of months in the past, Jacob Wenzlaff acknowledged the position of total-time dwelling manager. His responsibilities involve setting up collaborative interactions with Yankton citizens, church buildings and companies serving as a religious mentor and encourager facilitating Bible scientific studies and support teams and supporting a spouse and children-type experience for residents.

“We’ve been operating with volunteers until finally this 12 months. Now we can double the occupancy and do much more,” mentioned Mantz, a founder of Stephen’s Home. “We come to feel Jake Wenzlaff is an respond to to prayer. He’s adapting well and connects with the guys. He can relate to them mainly because he’s seasoned it.”

Wenzlaff reported he has struggled with compound abuse during most of his life. He necessary assist and went to Teenager Challenge of the Dakotas in Brookings.

“There is wherever the Lord and the men and women at Teenager Obstacle assisted me get the job done as a result of a life time of terrible choices and hurt,” Wenzlaff reported.

He arrived back again to Yankton from Teenager Problem in January and bought included with the Stephen’s Property instantly.

“By the grace and mercy of God, I have been able to prevail over these struggles,” Wenzlaff mentioned. “Now, I dedicate my lifetime to aiding gentlemen who have equivalent troubles to switch to God and the Stephen’s Dwelling for support. I think that gentlemen who feel trapped into drug dependancy will need a harmless area like the Stephen’s Home to be effective.

“I want to say ‘thank you’ to our board, and our president, Jeff Mantz, and Mike Buse and all the other board members who have come along with me in my journey of being a section of the Stephen’s Property. I feel so pretty blessed to wake up just about every working day and provide God and serve these males, and it would not be probable without the board. Thank you all,” Wenzlaff said.

Another change at Stephen’s Home is updating their kitchen area, creating a greater room wherever residents can easily collect for household-type meals and occasions. They are increasing into the garage so that the eating space will aid up to 15 folks at a time.

“When you assume about it, Jesus did a lot of instructing around a desk. The Last Supper is a terrific example of that,” Mantz said.

Have to have details: Call 605-857-5753 or email by mail at: Stephen’s House, 415 Linn St, Yankton SD 57078. The Stephen’s Property ministry place of work number is 605-665-0210 email at

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