Abbott House is a place for hope and healing. In conjunction with the Abbott House 80th Anniversary Celebration, Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted at the age of 14, will share her story of hope and healing. The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction. She will be sharing her story of hope. Abbott House is a private charity that provides residential treatment, therapeutic foster care and independent living programming for young people between the age of 7 and 23. Located in Mitchell and Rapid City, the agency was founded in 1939 as a memorial to renowned social activist, Grace Abbott. The Abbott House is truly dedicated to providing Premier Services for Youth and Families.