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Basic Human Needs and Adult Survival
American Red Cross Black Hills Area Chapter
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
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1221 North Maple Avenue
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 342-4010
Cornerstone Rescue Mission
Cornerstone Rescue Mission assists homeless individuals with emergency shelter, hospitality, child care, and supportive services in an effort to empower them to become self-sufficient.
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30 Main Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
Ellsworth AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) supports individuals, families, and leadership with programs and services to strengthen communities, encourage resiliency, enhance mission readiness and ease adaptation to the Air Force way of life. An integral function of the A&FRC is information and referral (I&R). We can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs to determine appropriate forms of assistance and help locate needed services and programs available on and off base. Core programs include: deployment readiness, relationship assistance, personal financial readiness, transition, employment and relocation assistance,volunteer resource program, casualty assistance, and Air Force Aid assistance.
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1000 Ellsworth Street
Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota 57706
Feeding South Dakota
Distributes 3.5 million pounds of donated, reclaimed and purchased food to more than 250 charitable organizations with programs that address hunger needs in western South Dakota.
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814 North Maple Avenue
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
Habitat for Humanity of the Black Hills
Eliminates substandard housing by building homes in partnership with low-income families. Families contribute sweat equity to receive a no interest no profit mortgage.
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825 St. Joseph St
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 348-9196
Salvation Army of the Black Hills
Meets basic human needs such as, but not limited to, food, shelter, clothing, furniture and medical needs, without regard to sex, color, or national origin.
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405 N. Cherry Ave.
Rapid City,, South Dakota 57701
(605) 342-0982
The HOPE Center
Provides support, encouragement, and access to community resources and basic needs for those living in poverty and those with homes in the Rapid City community.
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615 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
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Counseling and Advocacy
Addiction Recovery Centers of the Black Hills
We provide behavioral health services focusing on addiction and co-occurring disorders to the communities of Fall River, Shannon, Custer, and Pennington Counties. We strive to deliver regionally significant, client-centered services in a welcoming, accessible, and responsive environment. We assist adults, youth, and families to access and engage in a continuum of addiction and co-occurring services located within their respective communities.
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1520 N. Haines Ave, Suite 6
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
CASA 7th Circuit
Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to advocate in court for the best interest of abused and neglected children.
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2650 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
605 394-2203
CASA of The Northern Hills
Recruits, trains, supports and supervises court appointed community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children involved in the court system.
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741 N. 5th Street
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
605 722-4558
Catholic Social Services
Strengthens families of all faiths throughout western South Dakota by providing professional social services including counseling, adoption, free crisis pregnancy counseling, youth prevention, and educational workshops.
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529 Kansas City Street, Suite100
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 348-6086
Compass Point (Northern Hills Alcohol & Drug Services)
Provides prevention and treatment services to individuals experiencing problems with substance abuse.
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PO Box 277
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
605 347-3003
Dakota Plains Legal Services
Provides high quality free legal services in civil matters to low income and elderly residents in western South Dakota.
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PO Box 1500
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
605 342-7171
Front Porch Coalition
Dedicated to helping people who have lost someone to suicide while working to reduce the incidence of suicide within our community, through education, awareness, and prevention services.
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915 Mountain View Rd.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
Lutheran Social Services
Provides counseling, foster care, adoption, independent living skills, detention alternatives, shelter care, and a safe place for runaway and homeless youth.
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2920 Sheridan Lake Road
Rapid City, SD 57702
Lutheran Social Services - Canyon Hills Center
Canyon Hills Center is a psychiatric residential treatment facility licensed to serve boys and girls ages 10-17 who have emotional, behavioral and educational challenges. CHC offers a specialized education program, individual, group and family counseling, extensive outdoor recreation, opportunities for community involvement, evidenced-based programming, including cognitive behavior therapy.
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2519 Windmill Drive
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
Aims to strengthen families with behaviorally challenged young people by providing therapeutic and educational services in residential and outpatient settings.
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PO Box 1087
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
605 342-0345
Youth & Family Services Counseling Center
Assessment, prevention, crisis intervention, and support for mental health issues, substance abuse, child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence designed to help young people and their families overcome challenges in their lives and find a sense of worth, identity, and meaning.
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PO Box 2813
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709-2813
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Western Resources for Independent Living
WRIL's goal is to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities and to integrate these individuals into the mainstream of American society.
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405 East Omaha Suite D
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
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Domestic Violence Shelters
Artemis House
Provides shelter and assistance for women, men, and children who are escaping domestic violence and/or sexual assault, 24-hour crisis line.
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PO Box 486
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
605 642-7825
Crisis Intervention Shelter Services
Provides shelter, advocacy and support for victims of domestic and sexual violence via a 24-hour crisis line (1-800-755-8432). All services are free and confidential.
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PO Box 842
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
605 347-0050
Women Escaping a Violent Environment (W.E.A.V.E.)
Women Escaping A Violent Environment (W.E.A.V.E.) Provides 24 hour crisis line, shelter, crisis intervention, advocacy, and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Counseling, groups, and safety education available.
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PO Box 729
Custer, South Dakota 57730
Working Against Violence, Inc.
WAVI works to create a community free of domestic abuse and sexual assault through crisis intervention, advocacy, shelter, education and supportive services.
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527 Quincy Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 341-3292
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Community Health Center of the Black Hills
A family healthcare practice providing primary medical, dental, and mental health care. We welcome patients on Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and who have no insurance. CHCBH also offers a Discount Program for those who are uninsured or underinsured. The discount program is based on your family size and income. This program allows you and your family to pay a reduced fee for covered services at the Community Health Center.
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504 E Monroe Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 721-8939
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Information and Referral
211 Helpline Center
A simple 3-digit number people can call to get help or give help. A database of area services is also available via the internet at helplinecenter.org. 211 texting is also available. People can text 898211 to begin a conversation with Helpline Center and be connected with resources in the Black Hills area. Helpline Center also offers the Volunteer Connections program, which can connect volunteers in the Black Hills community with more than 300 volunteer opportunities with 100+ Black Hills area nonprofit agencies.
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529 Kansas City St. Suite 201
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709-1215
211 or (605) 339-4357
United Way of the Black Hills
Working together is what United Way of the Black Hills is all about. Combining our talents and resources to create an efficient way to solve problems, help people and build our community. We raise money, then distribute it to many of the area's leading nonprofit agencies that provide help to people in need in our community. Each agency we support is then able to spend more of its valuable time, energy and dollars doing what it does best...helping people.
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621 6th Street Suite 100
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
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Lifeskills and Education
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the Black Hills
Helps people obtain and maintain safe and affordable housing, improve their creditworthiness, reduce debt and improve their quality of life.
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PO Box 817
Rapid CIty, South Dakota 57709
605 348-4550
Imagination Library
Children under the age of 5 are provided one free book a month through this program. To enroll your child, contact United Way.
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621 Sixth Street, Suite 100
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
(605) 343-5872
Literacy Council of the Black Hills
Recruits and trains volunteer tutors to provide free, individualized tutoring of adults and teenagers in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English. Holds evening conversation classes for English language learners.
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PO Box 9183
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709-9183
605 394-4171
NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources
NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources formally known as Neighborhood housing services of the Black Hills has been helping Black Hills and Western South Dakota residents Buy, Fix and Keep their Homes for the last twenty years. NeighborWorks® DHR is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents by providing safe, decent and affordable housing as well and revitalizing neighborhoods and communities throughout the Black Hills and Western South Dakota. In 1998, NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources became involved with NeighborWorks® America’s “Campaign for Home Ownership.” This campaign seeks to revitalize communities by offering homeownership opportunities. Through the assistance of NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources families in South Dakota are realizing their dream of homeownership. NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resource offers pre-purchase counseling by certified personnel, Free Home Buyer Education, Free Post Purchase and Financial Success Classes, to help with purchasing and maintenance of a home. NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources is here to assist you with your home buying and post purchase needs. NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources mission to provide safe, decent and affordable housing continues to grow strong thanks to the NeighborWorks® DHR construction manager, Dennis Rentz. Dennis has over fifty years of experience in the construction industry and guarantees that NeighborWorks® clients get the home they have always wanted.
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795 Main Street
Deadwood, South Dakota 57732
605 578-1401
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Senior Services
Canyon Lake Senior Center
Offers a place where seniors can meet to pursue mutual interests, receive educational and nutritional services and participate in social and recreational activities.
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2900 Canyon Lake Drive
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
605 721-8710/8711
Custer County Senior Citizens Club
The Custer Senior Center provides senior citizens in Custer County with educational, fitness, and social activities as well as special events.
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538 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Custer, South Dakota 57730
MEALS Program
Provides quality nutrition, education, socialization and supportive services to senior citizens so they can live in their own homes independently, deferring long term care. We serve meals in the following communities: Belle Fourche, Bison, Custer, Dupree, Edgemont, Faith, Hill City, Hot Springs, Isabel, Keystone, Lemmon, Newell, Nisland, Rapid City, Rapid Valley, Timber Lake, and Wall.
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303 N Maple
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 394-6002
Minneluzahan Senior Center
Helps citizens of the local community by providing a safe, well maintained location for recreation, education, culture, fitness, community, and nutrition programs.
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314 North 4th Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 394-1887
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
Provides a high quality and worthwhile volunteer experience for persons 55 years of age and older through serving within their communities to meet critical needs. Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels, tutor at the local school and listen to children read. Also, we need volunteers at the Chamber of Commerce for specific events, or monthly mailings.
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1200 University St, Unit 9089
Spearfish, South Dakota 57799
Senior Companions of South Dakota
Provides free supportive in-home services such as companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, and respite care to homebound elderly or disabled individuals.
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2040 W Main Street, Suite 213
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
605 721-8884
Spearfish Nutrition Site
Dietician approved meals for persons 60 and older aimed at reducing isolation and loneliness by providing nutritional meals and the opportunity to lengthen independence.
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430 Oriole Drive
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
605 642-1277
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Prairie Hills Transit
Provides public transportation in the counties of Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Fall River and Custer and their communities in the Northern and Southern Hills communities. Includes non-emergency medical transport, nutrition, shopping, banking, daycare, and other transportation needs including access to Rapid City. Lift equipped vehicles available.
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2015 Tumble Weed Trail
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
605 642-6668
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Youth Services
Boy Scouts of America, Black Hills Area Council
The Vision of the Black Hills Area Council is to be a premier youth development organization recognized for the superior quality of our programs, facilities and services.
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144 North Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 342-2824
ABC-Action for the Betterment Community
ABC provides after school programming for youth in grades K-12th in the Sturgis area, these programs keep kids safe, inspire learning, and helps working families.
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1807 Williams St.
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills
Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
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425 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 343-1488
Boys and Girls Club of the Black Hills- Hill City
Club programs promote and enhance development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. There is a club in Hill City and another in Hot Springs. The Positive Place for Kids
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297 Walnut Ave
Hill City, South Dakota 57745
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills- Hot Springs
The Club provides a safe, positive, fun place for youth emphasizing key elements of Character and Leadership, Healthy Lifestyles, and Academic Success.
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1537 Baltimore Ave
Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747
Club for Boys
The Club provides a variety of recreation, education, and nutrition services to boys ages 6 to 17 in a safe, caring and fun environment.
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PO Box 907
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 343-3500
Custer YMCA
The YMCA is a diverse organization of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion to strengthen the foundation of the community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has the essentials needed to learn grow and thrive. Programs in Custer include after-school programs, childcare, camps, sports, outreach, aquatics, wellness, and more.
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644 Crook St.
Custer, South Dakota 57730
Edgemont YMCA
The YMCA is a diverse organization of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion to strengthen the foundation of the community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has the essentials needed to learn grow and thrive. Programs in Edgemont include after school care, sports, outreach, aquatics, wellness, and more!
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715 D St.
Edgemont, South Dakota 57735
Ellsworth Youth Center
Offers a safe and fun environment, through educational and recreational activities for youth ages 6-18 who are military and military affiliated.
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1679 Ellsworth Street
Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota 57706
Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience helps girls explore life skills, build self-esteem, and achieve success for tomorrow's world. The program provides positive impact on the lives of girls and their families.
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1202 E St Francis St
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
Kids Club Kids
Providing state-licensed, school-age care and enrichment for youth during the hours school is not in session, through both free and structured activities and learning.
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525 East Illinois
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
Prairie Hills Child Care Center
Provide quality child care with educational opportunities so children may grow, succeed, and prosper.
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Spearfish, South Dakota
Rural America Initiatives
Employs Native Americans to provide Headstart, childcare, teen mentoring, and drug abuse prevention services to low income Native Americans
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919 Main STreet, Suite 101
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 341-3339
Starting Strong
Provides preschool tuition scholarships to at-risk to strengthen their education foundation while improving the quality of preschool in participating programs with quality improvemetn dollars.
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Rapid City, South Dakota
YMCA of Rapid City
The YMCA is a diverse organization of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion to strengthen the foundation of the community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has the essentials needed to learn grow and thrive. Programs include childcare, afterschool care, day camps, youth sports, youth wellness, swim lessons and more.
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815 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
605 718-9622
Youth & Family Services Child Development Center
Year-round, state-licensed, affordable, quality child care focused on meeting the unique needs of low-income families with children ages 4 weeks to 14 years provided in a welcoming atmosphere.
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PO Box 2813
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
Youth & Family Services Girls Incorporated
Award-winning educational recreational, health outreach, and community action programs that inspire girls ages 6-17 to be strong, smart, and bold.
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PO Box 2813
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
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