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Community Resource Guide

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) has put together a list of Black Hills community resources that offer assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Please contact us if you would like more information on the resources that best fits your family’s needs.

For additional resources, please visit National and State Websites.


The 211 Help! Line is a 24-hour crisis, information and referral, listening and support telephone line. The 211 Help! Line can provide referrals to community programs for financial assistance, food, clothing, medical assistance, social service programs, and government agencies

Provides guidance, counseling, education, information, referrals, family relocation, and separation services

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or as needed
  • Eligibility: Military, dependants, and retirees
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-385-4663
  • Address: 1000 Ellsworth Suite 1500

Anonymous support groups for alcoholics or those affected by alcoholism

  • Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Fee: No fee
  • Address: 325 Deadwood Ave, Rapid City, SD 57702
  • Website: www.aa.org

Provides domestic violence shelter, 24-hour crisis line, support groups, rape advocacy, counseling, referrals and other confidential services

  • Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
  • Eligibility: Contact
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-642-7825 or 800-999-2348
  • Website: www.artemishouse.org

Provides individual and group therapy, 24-hour crisis line, home-based services, and full circle treatment program

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Fee: Income based
  • Phone: 605-343-7262
  • Address: 350 Elk Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: www.behaviormanagement.org

Provides counseling for pregnant women in crisis; child placement and adoption

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-343-7196 or 800-238-4269
  • Address: 2525 W. Main Street, Suite 309, Rapid City, SD 57702
  • Website: www.bethany.org

Matches children with adult mentors

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Children ages 5-15
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-343-1488
  • Address: 425 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: www.bigmentors.com

Assists families with children from birth through 3 years of age who may have a developmental delay or disability

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Child with developmental delay or disability
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 800-305-3064
  • Address: 800 Governors Dr., Pierre, SD
  • Website: www.doe.sd.gov/birthto3/

Provides pregnancy testing, counseling for pregnant women in crisis, baby clothes, diapers, and baby food when available

  • Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-343-1732 or 800-550-4900
  • Address: 2002 5th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: www.birthright.org/rapidcity/

Provides support groups, resources and referrals for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered youth and adults

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-348-3244
  • Address: 3601 Canyon Lake Dr. Suite 4, Rapid City, SD 57702
  • Website: www.bhcfe.org

Provides veterans benefits such as compensation and pension, education, home loans, vocational rehabilitation, life insurance and health services

  • Hours: Call for more information
  • Eligibility: Veteran
  • Fee: Contact for more information
  • Phone: 605-347-2511
  • Address: 118 Comanche Rd., Fort Meade, SD 57741
  • Website: www.blackhills.va.gov

Provides free pregnancy tests; limited ultrasounds; pregnancy counseling; educational classes; referrals for medical care, professional counseling, adoption services, financial resources, and housing; post abortion support

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Contact for more information
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-341-4477 (24/7 support), 605-415-6217 (To text BH Pregnancy Center)
  • Address: 1774 Centre St. Suite 1, Rapid City, SD 57703
  • Website: www.blackhillspregnancycenter.com

Provides housing, vocational opportunities, support services and health care needs for people with developmental disabilities

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Over 17 years old with physical or cognitive disabilities
  • Fee: Contact for more information
  • Phone: 605-343-4550
  • Address: 3650 Range Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
  • Website: www.blackhillsworks.org

This website, developed by The Children’s Defense Fund and South Dakota Voices for Children, offers a free screening tool to help individuals and families determine their eligibility for low-income benefit programs and tax credits. The site also provides information about the documents and paperwork needed to apply for programs, office locations and contact information, and, for some programs, a printable application. IMPORTANT: This site is designed only to help you determine your eligibility for benefits, it does not apply for or guarantee them.

Provides home visits, child and maternal health assessments, health/safety and nutritional education, family needs assessments, and referrals to community resources

  • Hours: Call for appointment
  • Eligibility: Pregnant women or w/children birth to 2 years old
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-394-2516
  • Address: 909 E. St. Patrick St. Suite 7, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: www.sdbrightstart.com

Provides victim advocacy, criminal justice support, safety information and planning, third party referrals, and community education on domestic violence

Provides education, training and employment programs

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Contact
  • Fee: Contact for more information
  • Phone: 605-394-5120
  • Address: 730 E. Watertown St., Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: www.clcbh.org

Provides counseling, adoption support and birth parent services, free crisis pregnancy services, and youth prevention services

  • Hours: Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Fee: Contact for more information
  • Phone: 605-348-6086
  • Address: 529 Kansas City St., Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: www.catholicsocialservicesrapidcity.com

Provides sponsorship through pen pal writing for children 24 years of age and under

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-342-8452
  • Address: 21 East Philadelphia St., Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: www.childfund.org

Investigates child abuse and neglect reports; provides intervention services including referral to counseling, foster or group care; provides home based and single parent services

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Contact
  • Fee: No fee
  • Phone: 605-394-2525
  • Address: 510 N. Campbell St., Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: www.dss.sd.gov

Provides emergency needs not met by other agencies including groceries, utility assistance, and birth certificates and photo ID’s for the purpose of obtaining employment

  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Eligibility: Low income families/homeless
  • Fee: Contact for more information
  • Phone: 605-342-5360
  • Address: 30 Main St., Rapid City, SD 57701

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According to the U.S. Surgeon General, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 25-34.