Are you looking for a helping hand in your community? Need help learning a new skill? The community resource pages below will assist you with everything from registering to vote to starting your own business. Are you looking for help with something you don’t see listed? We’re always looking for new ideas, so feel free to email us.
Economic Assistance (clothing, food, utilities, rent)
Pennington County Health & Human Services
725 N. Lacrosse St. Suite 200, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Services: Economic, Funeral and medical assistance. Veterans Service Office. Appointments: Required; an emergency walk in time may be available in some circumstances. Call for eligibility requirements.
405 N. Cherry Avenue, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Services: rental assistance, rental deposit, utilities, economic assistance (grocery, clothing, household items).
Appointments: required for rental/utility assistance. First-come, first-serve basis for other economic assistance.
30 Main Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
605-342-5360 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (food assistance).
Services: Utilities , food, official papers. Appointments: Required for utilities.
Community Action Program (CAP)
1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57701 605-348-1460
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Services: Clothing, food, garden kits, school supplies, home weatherizing. Cost: Free.
Lifeline/Link-Up and Tribal Lifeline/Link-Up (for residents living on tribal lands)
Services: Phone deposits and lowered phone rates for low-income families.
Eligibility: Each program has income requirements. See websites for more information.
140 North St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services: Adult education classes, furniture and household items, moving and transportation assistance, home repair, clothing.
909 E. St. Patrick Street Ste 7
Services: Health screenings for children 0-5 years, WIC vouchers for purchasing nutritional foods.
Subsidized and Section 8 Housing Pennington County Housing
1805 West Fulton Street Suite 101, Rapid City, SD 57702
Services: Includes information about Section 8, shelter plus care, and more. List of subsidized and section 8 housing in Rapid City
Health and Medical Resources
S.D. Department of Health
909 E. St. Patrick Street St. 7
Services: community education, school screening, WIC, immunization, nutrition services. Sliding scale fees.
Children's Special Health Services - Health KiCC
Services: financial assistance for children with chronic conditions.
Sioux San Indian Health Services
3200 Canyon Lake Drive
Services: General medical, inpatient and outpatient adult, pediatric and prenatal care.
Good Shepherd Clinic, Inc.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1020 State Street Spearfish, SD 57701
Services: Free walk-in medical clinic. Must be uninsured and live in Northern Hills.
Appointments: No appointments available.
Rapid Transit System
333 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Services: Transporation anywhere within corporate limits of Rapid City.
Prairie Hills Transit
2015 Tumble Weed Trail, Spearfish, SD 57783
Services: Provides transportation in and around Butte, Custer, Meade, Pennington, Fall River, and Lawrence Counties. See website for fares and schedules.
Oglala Sioux Transit
P.O. Box 335 Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Services: Provides transit within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Shelter and Housing
Working Against Violence 527 Quincy Street Rapid City, SD 57701
605-341-3292 | Crisis Line: 888 716
Services: Temporary shelter for women and children escaping violent environments, sexual assault and domestic voilence support groups.
615 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-3640 (605) 716-4673
Services: Drop-in day center, mail, phon, short and long-term storage, document storage, free laundry program, haircuts, clothing vouchers, hygiene kits, and adult education.
Vocational Rehab Services
111A New York Street
Services: assists people with disabilities in finding employment.
SD Advocacy Services for Disabilities
1575 LaCrosse Street Ste K 605-342-3808
SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Outreach Vision Consultant
3618 Canyon Lake Drive Ste 112 605-394-6638
Catholic Social Services
918 5th St., Rapid City, SD 57701
Services: counseling, adoption, youth prevention services.
Front Porch Coalition
401 3rd Street, Ste #4 Rapid City, SD 57701
Services: suicide prevention, survivors of suicide support.
Lutheran Social Services
2920 Sheridan Lake Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
Services: Counseling for individuals and families.
Rapid City Veterans Center
610 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Services: Counseling for any war theatre vets.
Training and Education