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Community Resources

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.

Salvation Army
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.

Church Response
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.  

Love Inc.
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
(605) 867-2332 
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.

HOPE Center
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. 

Disability Services

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

Counseling/Mental Health

Catholic Social Services
918 5th St., Rapid City, SD 57701
605-348-6086, 800-727-2401
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
605-348-0477, 800-260-1439
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.

Voter Resources

Voter Resource Guide
Rapid City Election Information
2017 South Dakota Legislative Session

Training and Education 

Web Literacy
Resources for Investing
Starting a Business

Employment Resources

Employment and Job Search Resources

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Rapid City, SD 57701
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