UWBH Partner Agencies

211 HELPLINE CENTER

 
(866) 605-4723 | Website
 
Organization Description
The mission of the Helpline Center is making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day. The Helpline Center is 24/7 with three main focus areas , which include the 211 phone number, volunteer connections program and the suicide crisis line. The Helpline Center serves thousands of people every year by connecting individuals to resources and support, providing local agencies volunteers, and offering hope to individuals with thoughts of suicide.
 

ABC (ACTION FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE COMMUNITY)

 
(605) 347-2991 | Website
 

Organization Description

ABC Sturgis Youth Center facilitates a comprehensive after school and summer program that provides; tutoring, remediation, enrichment classes, recreational activities, life skills classes, support groups, family activity nights, community education, technology education and support for grades 1st-8th. The after school program is free to all students during the school year, but ABC charges a small fee for the summer months.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLACK HILL CHAPTER

 
(605) 342-4010 | Website
 
Program Description: Disaster Assistance & Recovery

This program helps to stabilize and start a recovery process for families impacted by a disaster. While the impact area is shown as health, this program impacts all areas. Research shows that the quicker a family can start the recovery process, the sooner children will return to school (education) and the parents will return to work (income). All of these services are free to the community. After a event, this program acts as a one stop shop to meet the immediate needs of families.

 

Program Description: Disaster Mental Health Program

Disaster Mental Health program supports individuals, families, communities and Red Cross disaster workers around disaster responses. Preparedness: Provides education and training for the community regarding emotional responses to disaster. Conducts free classes to help communities build resilience as they prepare for disaster as well as recover after disaster. Response: Provides for the emotional needs of disaster clients, communities and volunteers in disasters of all sizes. They identify individuals who need additional support, provide short-term disaster mental health interventions and refer individuals to local resources as necessary, in order to supplement local community resources and strengthen community resilience. Disaster mental health interventions include: enhanced psychological first aid, psycho-education, referrals to local mental health resources, community resilience training, advocacy, crisis intervention and condolence support. Recovery: Provides resources to ensure that individuals, families and groups get the mental health support they need as they rebuild their lives. Training can help community members recognize stress responses in their families, friends, neighbors and themselves, effectively support people experiencing stress and identify when to get additional help.

 

ARTEMIS HOUSE - Victims of Violence

 
(605) 642-7825 | Website
 

Organization Description

Victims of Violence Intervention Program is the only organization serving people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in Lawrence, Harding and Butte counties. VVIP runs the Artemis House Shelter located in Spearfish, assists clients to recover from trauma, educates the community on preventing domestic violence/sexual assault, and operates a 24/7 crisis line. VVIP advocates work with survivors to develop safety plans, identify housing, and rebuild their lives following violence.

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS of the Black hills

 
(605) 343-1488 | Website
 
 
Program Description: Campus Kids

Campus Kids (CK) is a program designed to serve the Littles who are waiting for a Big. CK is in partnership with South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T). CK matches college Bigs with Littles one night a week, for two and a half hours, during the school year. The college Bigs and Littles meet for a warm meal at the cafeteria on campus, have mandatory homework time, and leadership/team building activities that usually focus on STEM projects run by the college Bigs.

 

 

Program Description: One-to-One Mentoring

Youth age 5-18 (Littles), are strategically-matched with a committed adult volunteer (Big), who develops and maintains a trusted relationship, serving as a positive role model and source of reliable support. Matches are based on Littles' needs and Bigs' backgrounds and skills, as well as common interests, aspirations, and personalities, allowing for a strong connection to grow over time. Bigs model positive behaviors, point out teachable moments, and provide guidance and inspirations.

 

 

Program Description: South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures (SDYHA)

SDYHA provides opportunities for youth to forge a relationship with the outdoors and learn real-life skills. Bigs share their knowledge, passion, and expertise for hunting with their Little while being a trusted friend, confidant and a guide. They learn safe handling of firearms, develop safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunting habits, becomes aware of our hunting heritage, and understand the hunter's role and relationship with wildlife and the land (conservation).

BLACK HILLS AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

 
(605) 348-9196 | Website
 
Organization Description
Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity (BHAHFH) is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We build, repair and sell affordable homes to families earning between 30-70% AMI who have a need for affordable housing but do not qualify for conventional new home or home repair financing. We have served over 170 families locally with long-term housing solutions since 1990, and plan to serve an additional 150 families by 2025.
 
 

BOY SCOUTS - BLACK HILLS AREA CHAPTER

 
(605) 342-2824 | Website
 

Organization Description

Our programs are designed to teach leadership, citizenship, physical fitness, character development, and basic life skills. Our motto is Prepared for Life. We teach through action what it means to help one another through service. Our programs encourages kids to get outside, away from screens. We teach youth to lead one another. Our Exploring and merit badge programs give youth the opportunity to explore careers and discover interests and hobbies.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

 

Organization Description

Boys & Girls Clubs help kids achieve great futures by providing a safe and fun space, an engaging Club experience, with caring professionals to guide them. Every kid deserves a place to feel safe, to feel connected, and to belong. Where kids can go after school and all day in the summer to grow beyond the classroom. No matter why they enter a Club, kids gain the knowledge that the Club Experience provides a fostering environment where they can be who they are and become who they are meant to be.

HILL CITY
 
(605) 574-2010 | Website
HOT SPRINGS
 
(605) 745-8000 | Website
LEAD/DEADWOOD
 
(605) 584-1113 | Website
 

CASA PROGRAM OF THE 7TH CIRCUIT

 
(605) 394-2203 | Website
 

Organization Description

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program believes that every child deserves a safe, permanent, nurturing home. Seventh Circuit CASA Program recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to advocate in court for the best interest of abused and neglected children. The goal of the CASA Program is to have a “voice” in court for every child who needs one.

CASA OF THE NORTHERN HILLS

 
(605) 722-4558 | Website
 

Organization Description

The Northern Hills Area Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program (NHCASA) recruits, trains and supports community volunteers, who are then appointed by judges to advocate for children involved in the court system due to abuse and neglect. Our impact actually includes all three of the United Way impact areas, as our volunteers advocate for health care and educational assistance for the children we serve with the goal of the children have successful futures as self-sustaining adults.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES

 
(605) 348-6086 | Website
 

Organization Description

Catholic Social Services (CSS) is a multi-program social services agency in Rapid City offering outpatient therapy and other behavioral health services, including poverty-reduction through education programs; adoption and birth parent services; a Lakota identity educational curriculum; and disaster response to the 22 counties of western South Dakota. A staff of about 25 currently includes 8 licensed counselors; 8 mentors/program specialists; and 8 support staff.

CLUB FOR BOYS

 
(605) 343-3500 | Website
 
Organization Description
The Club for Boys is a quality, comprehensive afterschool program serving all boys ages 6-18. The Club offers a range of activities specifically for boys that encompass education, outdoor recreation, creativity, athletics, nutritious meals and fulfillment of personal needs. This programming builds on what is known about how boys learn and grow and addresses the distinctive development styles and energy levels of boys.
 
 

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF THE BLACK HILLS

 
(605) 721-8939 | Website
 
 
Program Description: Medication Co-Pay Assistance Program

The Medication Co-Pay Assistance Program funded by United Way allows CHCBH to cover a patient’s insurance copay that they would not otherwise be able to afford. In turn, we are then able to bill their insurance company for the remaining cost of that medication. Once CHCBH is reimbursed, these insurance monies are then used to subsidize other operational costs throughout CHCBH, for example our medication voucher program and our General Beadle flat fee program.

 

COMPASS POINT

 
(605) 347-3003 | Website
 

Organization Description

Compass Point (CP) is a drug/alcohol treatment agency, offering both intensive/outpatient services, as well as 3.7 intensive inpatient program. Along with our mission, our intention is to keep the community safe from the dangers of addiction. We are dedicated to keeping communities healthy ensuring that we have the capacity to help keep those abusing substances off the street. CP is the partnering treatment center for the NH Drug Court & the 4th Circuit DUI Court. CP is also home of the DUI first offender course.

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICE OF THE BLACK HILLS

 
(605) 348-4550 | Website
 
Program Description

We fit two program types: Affordable Housing and Financial Education & Coaching. Foremost, we are a HUD approved housing counseling agency. Obtaining and maintaining safe & affordable housing is the priority for the individuals and families we provide services for. We provide no charge one-to-one housing counseling, no charge financial education classes, homebuyer education & rental education classes. Credit, debt & income are barriers & obstacles for many seek safe & affordable housing.

 

CRISIS INTERVENTION SHELTER SERVICE

Website

Organization Description

Crisis Intervention Shelter Services is a Domestic Violence shelter for victims in danger. We provide shelter, clothing, food, necessities, assist in getting protection orders, IDs and much more. If it is unsafe for the victim to return to their home, we assist these individuals into permanent, stable housing. During their time here, we provide counseling and advocacy to give them the tools they'll need to live a violence free life style and to reduce the recidivism rates of domestic violence.

 

CUSTER SENIOR CENTER

 
(605) 673-2708  | Website
 
Organization Description

The Custer Senior Center Wellness Program will be based on addressing the seven dimensions of wellness, which include physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, and occupational. The Custer Senior Center offers programs, activities, and events that satisfy the needs of these seven areas of senior wellness. When these seven important areas are complete, a senior individual will feel more complete with added confidence, sense of purpose, belonging, and happiness.

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES

 
(605) 342-7171 | Website
 
Organization Description

Provides free, high-quality legal assistance in civil matters to eligible low-income and elderly clients in Western South Dakota.

 
 

EARLY CHILDHOOD CONNECTIONS - STARTING STRONG

 
(605) 342-6464 | Website
 
Organization Description

Starting Strong has two goals: improve the quality of preschool in Rapid City, and provide an opportunity to attend preschool for children from impoverished families. We work directly with seven Rapid City preschools to provide training, coaching and financial support to improve the quality of early education in each program. SSRC offers scholarships to children from families at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level that pay for two years of preschool in one of our seven partner schools.

 

ELLSWORTH Air force base AIRMAN AND FAMILY READINESS CENTER

 
(605) 385-4663 | Website
 
Organization Description

The EAFB A&FRC sees many members and their families for financial concerns. We provide support at various stages (prevention, solving an issue, and planning/educating to prevent a repeat issue). Our financial education/support program includes Credit When Credit Is Due, Home buying courses, car buying courses, renters courses, basic savings and investing, financial goal getters, and advanced investing. Our goal is to prevent disciplinary actions and mental health concerns related to finances.

 

FEEDING SOUTH DAKOTA

 
(605) 348-2689 | Website
 
BackPack Program Description

The BackPack program provides weekend food packages to at-risk youth in the Black Hills area. Currently 34 schools are partners with the program, serving nearly 1900 youth on a weekly basis. Statewide, the program reaches over 5000 youth. Backpacks consist of nutritious purchased products; including breakfast items, meals and snacks. Over 900 volunteers help package and distribute the food each week to make the program a success.

 
 

GIRL SCOUTS - DAKOTA HORIZONS

 
(800) 666-2141 | Website
 
Organization Description

The overall purpose of Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons is to prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in response to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. This is accomplished by offering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience Program. Program content is age-appropriate offering girls in K-12th grades multiple learning experiences to develop their academic and social skills through hands-on activities.

 

IMAGINATION LIBRARY

 
(605) 343-5872
 

KIDS CLUB KIDS

Website

Organization Description

Kids Club Kids is an OST program, committed to providing a quality before & after School program for children in grades K through sixth grade. Age appropriate activities designed to increase children’s self-esteem, individual interests and community involvement are provided. KCK is open when school is not in session, supporting parents and helping local employers, benefiting many aspects of our northern hills community. Kids Club keeps kids safe, engages learning, and helps working families.

 

LIFEWAYS

 
(605) 716-6555 | Website
 
Organization Description

Lifeways provides evidence based adolescent substance use prevention, early intervention, and intensive outpatient treatment. Prevention; planned, recurring education, structured activities to inform & impart skills. Indicated Intensive Prevention: afterschool education & skill building groups for students who have problems due to substance abuse. Provide appropriate referrals for other services as needed. Intensive Outpatient Treatment for youth a experiencing Substance Use Disorder.

 

LITERACY COUNCIL OF THE BLACK HILLS

Contact the Rapid City Public Libraries at (605) 394-4171 

Organization Description

Imagine if you can't: 1. read the medicine label; 2. read and reply to the teacher's note; 3. understand why your coworkers are laughing; 4. read to your children; 5. understand written instruction. 6. tell others how you truly feel Are you going to feel embarrassed, ashamed, stressed, and even depressed? How will you perform at work or at home with your family? Literacy Council offers free one-on-one tutor service to our students who may have experienced one or all of the above.

 

LSS (lutheran social services) OF SOUTH DAKOTA

 
(605) 791-6700 | Website
 

Organization Description

Lutheran Social Services’ Behavioral Health Services provides mental health counseling for children, adults, families, and couples who are struggling with a wide array of mental health concerns, including family and relationship conflict, depression, grief, loss, anger, anxiety, abuse, chemical dependency, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and domestic violence. LSS counseling programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

LSS (LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES) OF SOUTH DAKOTA - CANYON HILLS

 
(605) 559-3500 | Website
 
Organization Description
Canyon Hills Center is a psychiatric residential treatment center for youth ages 10 through 17 who have diagnosed psychological or psychiatric disorders. At Canyon Hills Center, youth are encouraged to learn and practice responsible decision making, develop self-respect, and build healthy relationships in a structured and supportive environment. Each youth has an individual treatment plan to meet his or her unique needs.
 

MEALS on wheels western south dakota

 
(605) 394-6002 | Website
 
Organization Description
Meals on Wheels provides the noon meal Monday through Friday, and frozen meals for evenings and weekends, each of which provides 1/3 of the daily reference intake standards which includes lean protein, no sugar added, low sodium, low fat, and whole grain products. Meals are delivered to the senior’s home or seniors dine together at one our 25 dining sites. Shelf stable blizzard meals are provided.
 

MINNELUZAHAN SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

 
(605) 394-1887 | Website
 
Organization Description
We are a social and service organization through which senior citizens may develop a means of meeting their social, cultural, and health needs to remain engaged citizens by participating in the many programs we host.
 
 

NEIGHBORWORKS

 
(605) 578-1401 | Website
 
Organization Description
NeighborWorks provides counseling to assist in all stages of homeownership including foreclosure prevention and mitigation. Homeownership counseling prepares homebuyers to navigate the complex process of purchasing and financing a home and better recognize and accept the responsibilities of homeownership. NeighborWorks currently employs 7 staff members at the office in Deadwood. Counseling is available Monday through Friday. Also, education courses are offered monthly at several locations.
 
 

PRAIRIE HILLS CHILD CARE CENTER

 
(605) 642-1284 | Website
 
Organization Description
Prairie Hills Child Care Center is a licensed program committed to providing affordable and enriching child care services to families in the community. Our program is licensed to provide care to a maximum of 41 children at any given time. We follow state adult to child ratios of 1 adult for every 5 children underage three and 1 adult to every 10 children over age three. PHCCC’s staff members provide encouragement and resources that give children opportunities to learn on an on going basis.
 

PRAIRIE HILLS TRANSIT

 
(605) 642-6668 | Website
 

Organization Description

From its origination in 1989 as Spearfish Senior Transportation, Prairie Hills Transit (PHT) has grown from serving strictly senior citizens in Spearfish to providing transportation to youth, the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and the general public – in a service area of fifteen communities in six different counties. Transportation needs in our project area for employment, seniors, healthcare appointments, students and daycare, and special events continue to grow.

 

RURAL AMERICA INITIATIVES

 
(605) 343-4741 | Website
 

Organization Description

Rural America Initiatives is a 0 to 5 preschool which targets Low Income, Native Americans who have moved from a reservation in the last year. We also do cultural group mentoring in the Rapid city Area school District. We serve about 400 families in the preschool program and about a 1000 students in our after school program.

SALVATION ARMY OF THE BLACK HILLS

 
(605) 342-0982 | Website
 

Organization Description

The Salvation Army meets human needs without discrimination through basic emergency services such as food, clothing and utility assistance, as well as longer term case management through the Pathway of Hope Program, which helps families achieve self-sufficiency. In addition, we have several programs for youth enrichment, including summer camping opportunities, character building youth troops, and music education.

SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM OF SOUTH DAKOTA

 
(605) 721-8884 | Website
 

Organization Description

Senior Companions are older adults who volunteer their time to help other older adults. They can provide transportation, in-home help such as light housekeeping, respite care and friendship. This is a free service. Our Senior Companions are lower income seniors and serve between 15 and 40 hours a week. 

 

SPEARFISH NUTRITION SITE

 
(605) 642-1277 | Website
 

Organization Description

To provide contact and nutritious meals to the elderly, home bound, disabled or otherwise qualifying individuals.

WEAVE

 
 
Organization Description
WEAVE assists victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Stalking and child abuse. WEAVE provides hotlines, advocacy, safety, safety planning, shelter transportation, therapy, support groups, food, clothes and needed supplies. WEAVE assists victims and homeless with permanent housing that qualify. WEAVE assists with Protection Orders, Victims Compensation to assist with medical bills, lost wages. WEAVE assists children at the shelter attend school and counseling.

WELLFULLY

(605) 718-4870 | Website
 
Organization Description

Wellfully is an 18 bed group home that provides residential services for teens without a safe home or foster care alternative. In addition, Wellfully also offers a 15 bed addiction recovery unit, high intensity medically monitored residential treatment for teens. There is also a psychiatric level residential treatment for teen age girls and out patient drug and alcohol treatment.

 

WORKING AGAINST VIOLENCE, INC. 

 
(605) 341-3292 | Website
 

Organization Description

The primary goal of Project SAFE and our emergency safe shelter is to provide immediate safety and security for victims and their children, and address the barriers and necessities for victims to live independently and free from violence.

 

YMCA

 

Organization Description

The YMCA provides essential services to Rapid City and the Black Hills. Together, these three locations span 28 locations and offer a multitude of programs that foster youth development through our childcare and activities, healthy living by providing countless opportunities to encourage members of our community to stay active, and social responsibility with our Kids Campaign which gives kids in need the opportunity to be members of and experience the Y.

 

RAPID CITY
 
(605) 718-9622 | Website
 
custer 
 
(605) 673-5134 | Website
 
Edgemont 
 
(605) 662-7999 | Website
 

Youth and family services

 
(605) 342-4233 | Website
 
Program Description: Childcare Development Center 

Youth & Family Services’ Child Development Center (CDC) provides quality, affordable childcare for children and families in the Rapid City area. The CDC offers full day, full year Infant/Toddler, Preschool and School Age childcare. Transportation is provided from ten Rapid City area schools. The CDC has nine infant/toddler classrooms with varying hours of operation to meet families needs. The CDC staffs a full-time nurse, family support group, degreed teachers, and certified teachers.

 

Program Description: Counseling Center

YFS Counseling Center (CC) offers crisis intervention, assessments, and counseling for youth and their families to overcome challenges for an improved quality of life. The YFS Youth Trauma Center, a part of the CC, screens youth and families exposed to traumatic stress, assesses the severity of symptoms, and places or refers them into effective treatment programs. YFS Boys Health Program (BHP) provides mentoring and academic enrichment to promote healthy youth development to boys, ages 5-17.

 

Program Description: Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of Rapid City serves 700+ girls, ages 6-17, with age-appropriate prevention, education, and recreation programming after school and during the summer. Its mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Its goal is to build the girls’ capacity for responsible, confident adulthood, economic independence, and personal fulfillment. To this end, Girls Inc. promotes the girls’ healthy mental, physical, social, and emotional development and supports their academic progress.