Rural Advocate


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Michelle Stuck is the Family Crisis Center’s Rural Advocate/Shelter Coordinator. She works in outreach and direct support to victim survivors. Michelle attended South Dakota State University and Dakota State University in a Human Development Child and Family Services partnership program. Michelle is certified by Western Dakota Tech in Violence Protection and Awareness. Michelle taught school in Watertown and at Northwestern Area School in Mellette, SD. During her internships and practicums, Michelle did homeschool testing and spent time at Head Start in Sioux Falls, Children’s Home, and After School outreach programs in high poverty populations. She is currently training in trauma-aware positive learning outcomes. Michelle also is PRIDE trained through the South Dakota Child Protective Services as she and her husband, Nate, were foster/adoptive parents. Michelle has spent the last nine years raising her children and running a nonprofit that made and donated scrapbooks to foster families. The couple has four young adult children and three grandsons. Nate and Michelle enjoy volunteering their time for the Redfield Area Arts Council, Brentford United Church of Christ, Spink County and South Dakota 4-H, and many other local organizations. Michelle also owns a small business at Wild Roots called Sunshine Or Serendipity. Her favorite pastime is binge-watching TV shows and spending lots of time with her extended family.