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Catholic Social Services

Serving People of All Faiths

Summer Hours
Monday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM

529 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Catholic Social Services of Rapid City

Our Mission

To share in Christ’s ministry of offering hope, promoting individual human dignity and strengthening families and communities,
by providing professional social services to people of all faiths in Western South Dakota.

Supporting Communities in Western South Dakota

Catholic Social Services of Rapid City is devoted to providing life-changing social services for those in need throughout Western South Dakota. As a trusted, respected provider of a wide range of services including counseling, educational workshops, mental health first aid training, and more, CSS of Rapid City is nurturing our local communities with unprecedented access to uplifting resources and support in line with our mission of offering hope to those in need.

 counseling Counseling
 Telehealth Counseling Telehealth Counseling
 Uplifting Parents Uplifting Parents
 Trinity Pregnancy and AdoptionTrinity Pregnancy and Adoption
 Disaster Relief Services/Community Outreach Disaster Relief and
Community Outreach
 Educational Workshops Educational Workshops
 S.M.I.L.E. S.M.I.L.E.
 Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid
 Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)
 Common Sense Parenting Common Sense Parenting
 Lakota Circles of Hope Lakota Circles of Hope
 Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention

Offering Care, Hope, and Dignity to all we serve.

For the past 45 years, Catholic Social Services has strengthened families and communities in western South Dakota by offering professional social services. At Catholic Social Services of Rapid City, we believe instilling care, hope, and dignity in all we do is essential in fostering a welcoming, comfortable environment for all. We see people of all walks of life, religions, and backgrounds, who trust in our services to help them out in times of need. With compassion for those who have lost and those looking to pursue new chapters in their lives, our trained staff are here to provide an unrelenting support system.

Recent News



The Uplifting Parents program is excited to announce that it will graduate 15 participants from the program this spring. The participants will have obtained degrees from the following schools, including Bay Mills Community College, Black Hills State University, Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota State University, Western Dakota Tech, and University of South Dakota. These individuals will go on to pursue careers in the fields of Accounting, Automotive Technology, Business Administration, Computer-Aided Design, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Engineering, Health Information Management, Human Services, Lakota Studies, and Nursing.

Uplifting Parents Director, Jessica Perkins, is especially excited to see such a large cohort graduating. “15 graduates… 15 GRADUATES. That is not only 15 single parents that are earning a degree, but it is also 34 children who will have a parent that will be making a living wage. 34 children who can look to their parent and see the importance of education and hard work. 15 single parents graduating with a higher education degree means that our community and workforce is growing and improving. We are so proud of all of our graduates and all their hard work and dedication. Graduating as a single parent is no easy task, and our Uplifting Parents Graduates are a testimony that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”

Uplifting Parents (UP) is a program at Catholic Social Services. UP was created to empower single parent families by providing resources to support their advancement in education. The goal is to assist lower-income single parents to acquire the education needed to become financially sustainable, and thus provide stability and opportunity for their children. UP participants receive financial assistance and mentoring and support services, as well as access to other community resources and opportunities through their participation in the program.

Congratulations to all of the Uplifting Parents Graduates!  The next round of UP applications opens September 2022.Learn more about the Uplifting Parents program

May 2022 Newsletter

The Uplifting Parents program is excited to announce that it will graduate 15 participants from the program this spring. The participants will have obtained degrees from the following schools...

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Uplifting Parents Celebrates 15 Graduates

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The Uplifting Parents Program celebrates the graduation of 15 participants from its program. Each individual has worked diligently to get to graduation. We congratulate each graduate for all your hard work! 

Read more to see the graduates!

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Tornadoes Make Destruction in Sioux Falls Area

May 12th, 2022 brought a destructive storm that did damage across eastern South Dakota. At least 28 counties have reported damage.

CSS is involved in Disaster Relief for western South Dakota and is a member of South Dakota VOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster).
You can see our Disaster Relief services here.

Read more to see videos of the storm.

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