Schedule 2021-22

FAMILY SESSIONS

Sad Isn’t Bad offers a non-denominational community program that is open to all school-age children (K-12) and their parents and caregivers. In each free, four week session, a dinner is shared by all.  Then, professional counselors and social workers lead separate groups for children, adolescents, and adults.  Childcare is provided for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 

All sessions are held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd St., Sioux Falls).  Again, these sessions are free, but registration is required.  Utilize the registration form linked below, or contact Katherine Olson, Executive Director, at sadisntbad@gmail.com or 605.299.2224.

Anyone can refer families to our program. If you are wishing to refer a family to our program, contact Katherine Olson and she will contact the family to share more information.

Future Family Sessions:

Fall 2021 Family Session: Tuesdays October 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Registration for the fall session has ended.

Winter 2022 Family Session: Tuesdays January 11, 18, 25, and February 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  (Register Now) Registration for the Winter session is open between now and January 2, 2022.

Spring 2022 Family Session: Tuesdays April 5, 12, 19 and 26.  (Registration for Spring session will open in early 2022)

THE JOURNEY

Attendees of Sad Isn’t Bad’s previous sessions are invited to attend The Journey.  Held 3-4 times a year, the Journey includes dinner, age-appropriate programming and discussion, as well as childcare for the youngest members of the family.  Journey sessions are held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd St., Sioux Falls). These sessions are free for all members of our returning families, but registration is required.  Register for sessions of The Journey by contacting Katherine Olson at sadisntbad@gmail.com or calling us at 605.299.2224.

Future Journey Dates:

  • Thursday, December 9th, 2021 from 5:30-7 p.m.  Registration deadline is November 28.
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 5:30-7 p.m.

PREVIEW NIGHTS

Three times a year, Sad Isn’t Bad will host Preview Nights for valued leaders in our community.  This is our chance to showcase our program to trusted referral partners such as counselors, educators, social workers, religious leaders, childcare professionals, funeral directors, and more. These referral partners are invited to share a meal with members of our board as we present an overview of our programming and answer questions.  Preview Nights are held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (909 W. 33rd St., Sioux Falls). To register for one of these free events, use the registration form below, or contact Executive Director Katherine Olson at sadisntbad@gmail.com or by calling 605-299.2224.

Future Preview Nights:

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (6-7:15 p.m.) Register here.
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (6-7:15 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 (6-7:15 p.m.)